Boise State Cross Country Heads to Eugene for the 2009 NCAA West Region Championships

► What's Happening - The Boise State men's cross country team as well as women's team member Shannon Porter will head to Eugene, Ore., this week to compete in the 2009 NCAA West Region Championships hosted by the University of Oregon. The meet is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 14 at the Springfield Country Club.

► Meet Specifics - The NCAA West Region Championships will consist of two races, a 10-kilometer men's race and a 6-kilometer women's race. The men's race will begin at 10:45 a.m. (MT) while the women's race will kick-off at 11:45 a.m. (MT). Admission to the event is free.

► Meet Website - The University of Oregon is hosting a webpage for the 2009 NCAA West Region Championships where fans can find directions, parking information, race information and race results. Go to the NCAA West Region Meet Page for information on the meet.

► A Look Back - The Broncos have competed in six meets this season with the men placing in the top-five as a team in all six meets. The women have placed in the top-10 as a team in five of the meets. Most recently, the team traveled to Reno, Nev., to compete in the Western Athletic Conference Championships. There the men placed third while the women placed sixth. Freshman Kevin Rosaeen led the men with his fifth-place finish, good for the WAC Freshman of the Year honor as well as All-WAC First Team. Freshman Shannon Porter led the women's team with her sixth-place finish, making the All-WAC First-Team. For the men, junior Sawyer Bosch and freshman Jeff Howard were named to the All-WAC Second Team for their 11th and 14th-place finishes, respectively.

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► In General - The NCAA West Region Championships will be the seventh meet for the Boise State men's team. The women's team did not qualify as a team, however, freshman Shannon Porter will race as an individual competitor for the Broncos.

► This Week's Racers- As already mentioned, Shannon Porter will be the only competitor for the Bronco women. On the men's side, Boise State will be represented by Sawyer Bosch, Scott Foley, Kevin Higgs, Jeff Howard, Brian Pierre, Kevin Rosaaen and Zach Wiles.

► Thoughts From Coach Wick - "Our men's team is still waiting to put together a really good race this season. If everyone can run a solid race then I think we can really surprise a lot of teams."

"This meet will be a really great experience for Shannon as well as an opportunity to race against some of the best teams and individuals in the country."

"The biggest key for both the men's team and Shannon will be to stay relaxed and work their way through the masses of runners."


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