Valle, Blumm All-West Region as Oxy Takes 6th

Valle, Blumm All-West Region as Oxy Takes 6th

SALEM, Ore.Roxanne Valle finished 11th at the NCAA Division III West Region Meet at Bush Park on Saturday, leading the Occidental women's cross country team to a sixth-place finish.

Valle will find out if she will be selected to the NCAA Division III National Championship Meet in Louisville, Ky. on Nov. 19 on Sunday.

The top two teams earn automatic qualifying bids and then individual runners and teams are chosen for the remaining spots.

Valle finished the 6k in 22 minutes, 44.5 seconds, earning All-West Region honors.

"Roxanne had the best cross country race of her life today," Oxy head coach Rob Bartlett said. "We'll find out tomorrow if it was good enough for her to qualify for nationals as an individual." 

Her teammate Aria Blumm also earned the honor as Oxy's second-best and the 23rd finisher overall at 23:28.6.

Eva Townsend was Oxy's third best, narrowly missing the top 35 All-West Region cutoff in 39th with a time of 24:07.5.

Erika Schell was 51st and Mel Devoney was 55th, rounding out Oxy's top five runners. 


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