Area roundup: Cougs get at-large berth in men’s cross country
The Washington State Cougars men received one of the 13 at-large berths for the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships it was announced Sunday.
A total of 31 schools – 18 as automatic qualifiers – will compete in Terre Haute, Ind., on Nov. 21.
The Cougars are headed to the meet for the first time in coach Pete Julian’s three years.
Cal Poly joins WSU as West Region at-large qualifiers. Stanford and Portland earned the West’s two automatic berths.
Idaho Vandals sophomore Hannah Kiser earned an individual at-large berth to the women’s championships, also to be held in Terre Haute on Nov. 21.
• Whitworth senior Aaron Jenkins and junior Joy Shufeldt received individual at-large berths for the NCAA Division III men’s and women’s championships on Saturday at the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
Carly Noyes had 16 points and four blocks to propel the Washington State Cougars (1-1) to a 72-60 win over North Carolina-Wilmington (0-2) in the final game of the Lady Lion Classic hosted by Penn State in University Park, Pa.
• Anma Onyeuku scored 16 points to lead five players in double figures as Hofstra (1-1) cruised to a 90-69 win over Eastern Washington (1-1) in Cheney. Aubrey Ashenfelter had a game-high 20 points for EWU.
Rachel Williams totaled 16 kills and 13 digs to lead third-ranked Stanford (20-5, 14-5) to a 25-23, 25-11, 19-25, 25-15 win over Washington State (12-16, 4-14) in Pac-12 play in Pullman. Meagan Ganzer had 18 kills and 11 digs for WSU.
Senior goalkeeper Jeff Renslo made four saves and Gonzaga (4-12-3, 2-8-2) and visiting San Francisco (6-10-3, 4-6-2) played to a scoreless tie in double overtime in a West Coast Conference season finale.