Posted: Nov 16, 2012 6:18 PM by Andrew Masuda
Mission Prep graduate Jordan Hasay and Cal Poly freshman Laura Hollander are two of the favorites headed into Saturday's NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships in Louisville, Kentucky.
It represents Hasay's last chance at an elusive national cross country title and Hollander's first attempt to become the first Cal Poly runner to win a national title.
Hasay, a senior at the University of Oregon, overcame Hollander down the stretch to win the NCAA West Regional last weekend. She broke her own 6K course record at the course in Seattle with a time of 19:16, edging Hollander by 6 seconds. The Oregon women won the Regional and enter the NCAA Championships the #2 ranked team in the country behind only Florida State.
Jordan finished runner-up at the Pac-12 Championships despite battling a stomach virus. She still helped lead the Oregon women to a Pac 12 title.
Hasay finished runner-up at the NCAA Championships in 2011 and third in 2010.
Hollander has won four out of her five meets this season. She opened by setting a course record at the UCSB Lagoon Open and wining the Pac-12 Preview meet. She went on to win the prestigious Wisconsin Adidas Invitational with a 6K time of 19:33. Hollander also won the Big West Conference title with a course record time of 19:12.6, smashing the previous best time by 45 seconds.
While Hasay and her Oregon teammates are in the running for a team title this weekend, Hollander is the lone Mustang in Kentucky.
The women hit the course at 9am California time.
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