Oxy Men, Valle Compete at NCAA XC Championships

Oxy Men, Valle Compete at NCAA XC Championships

LOUISVILLE — Keenan Leary and the Occidental men's cross country team finished 31st in the country at the NCAA Division III Cross Country National Championship Meet on Saturday.

It is the first time since 2011 that the entire men's team qualified as a group after taking second place in the NCAA West Region last weekend.

Leary was Oxy's top runner again, placing 112th overall (25:28.2) in the 8K out of nearly 300 runners.

Roxanne Valle qualified as an individual for the Oxy women. The sophomore standout finished 142nd in the 6k (22:13.7). She is the first Oxy woman to go to cross country nationals since Megan Lang did it in 2012. 

Full Oxy Men's Results

Keenan Leary - 112th 25:28.2

Brody Barkan - 212th 26:16.1

Austin Sankaran - 219th 26:19.9

Thomas Robertson - 230th 26:24.2

Jovani Barajas - 245th 26:38.3

Aaron Sugimoto - 253rd 26:46.1

Andrew Jack - 269th 27:36.5

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