Colorado took home the men’s title after placing five runners — Blake Theroux, Connor Winter, Ben Saarel, Pierce Murphy, and Ammar Moussa — in the top ten to hit an impressively low score of 28. The Oregon Ducks, scoring 54 points, finished in second, with Oregon freshman Edward Cheserek capturing the individual title in a time of 24 minutes, 36 seconds.
Things were a little closer on the women’s side, with the Arizona Wildcats edging the Colorado Buffaloes by a mere six points (69-75). The Wildcats were led by senior Elvin Kibet, who was named the female Scholar Athlete of the Year in the conference. Kibet finished the race in second — junior Aisling Cuffe of Stanford won — and was closely followed by teammates Kayla Beattie and Nicci Corbin.
Congratulations to winning individuals and teams. Cross country for life!