Schweizer wins Midwest Regional cross country championship

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The Navy women's cross country team showed well in its final competition of the season, the 2017 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship.

The women, who saw three runners finish within the top 30, earned a sixth-place finish in their regional race. Strong finishes throughout the lineup helped Villanova pull away from Georgetown over the final 2,000 meters to secure the automatic NCAA bid with a top-two team finish. Classmate Jacob Bilvado deleted almost one minute from his previous Reeder course time (30:44.2) to finish 16th, while senior Andrew Johnston took 20 seconds off of his time from last year's regional (30:54.3) to place 22nd. The top 25 individual finishers were named all-region, and this is the third time the Wildcats have had as many as six honorees.

The Oklahoma women's and men's cross country teams finished 13th and 14th. NAU won the meet with 49 points followed by BYU, Colorado, Colorado State and Air Force.

The Cowboys totaled 74 points, just five behind Iowa State. "Our men had another full effort. Alfred had a great race too, so those guys have been trading off first place finishes all year long and they have been training side by side everyday".

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Finishing in 69th place, senior Todd Mickey led the pack and recorded a personal-best time of 32:14.8, according to a Tech Athletics news release.

Garrett Bull finished 44th (32:11.6) and Northside graduate J.P. Brinyark placed 54th (32:26) to round out the top five scoring for Alabama.

Schweizer's victory marked her fourth in five races this season, including at the Southeastern Conference Championships on October 27. Her sheer dominance on the regional and national levels has become routine.

"The women had an inspired run today, led again by Jaci and Carina", Cole said. Lucki earned All-Region honors for the second consecutive season with her performance and the Toronto, Ontario native will now race in her first ever NCAA Championship race.

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