West Regional NCAA women's cross country Championships tomorrow. The women are currently ranked about 17th, which is not bad. I like how the next generation of runners have improved their times and hoping that continues tomorrow! Sacramento weather forecast is 67F and sunny (53F at 10am when the race starts):
From what I've read, 13 at-large teams will be selected for the National Championship. There are 18 automatic qualifiers, so I'd say it's possible. We have been ranked as high as #9, but I think were at about #17 at last check.
Grace and Kaylee ran their best race times ever, but the rest of the team fell off from their PBs by anywhere from about 10- to 45-sec. They're a young group so it could be nerves
The South Regional has some amazing times with Parker Valby breaking 18 minutes to win (Kaylee ran 19:05) and the top 11 runners breaking 19 minutes. None of the other regions came close to our West Regional times, let alone the South Regional. Diffent courses and weather to really compare, but it seems we might have a good shot at Nationals.
I'm currently watching a documentary on beavers. It's the best dam show I have ever seen.