Top Five Huskies Earn All-West Region
Nov. 14, 2011
NEW ORLEANS - Washington's top five finishers on the women's side of Saturday's NCAA West Region Championships were all named to the All-West Region team today by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. The Huskies won the team title for the fourth year in a row.
All-West Region honors are given to the top-25 finishers at each of the nine Regional meets. The Huskies placed their entire top-five within the top-14 on Saturday at the Stanford Golf Course in Palo Alto, winning with just 50 points, nearly half the score of second-place Arizona, which scored 98 points, followed by Stanford with 111 and Oregon with 120. With the win, Washington earned an automatic bid to next Monday's NCAA Championships in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Senior Christine Babcock earns the fourth All-West Region honor of her career, as she was Washington's No. 5 runner on Saturday in 14th-place. She was third in 2008, 10th in 2009, and 19th last year.
Sophomore Katie Flood led the Huskies with a fifth-place finish in 20:14 over the 6,000-meter course, thus earning her second straight All-West Region honor. Sophomore Justine Johnson also earned her second-straight honor, placing 13th overall. Sophomore Megan Goethals was the second Husky finisher, in eighth-place, to earn her first award, and junior Lindsay Flanagan also earns her first Regional honor via her 10th-place finish.