Cross Country Preseason Poll Released As Team Practices in Mammoth

Training camp in Mammoth prepares Cross Country team for upcoming season

Aug. 24, 2011


Each August, the LMU Cross Country treks up to Mammoth Lakes for preseason training camp. This year the women's team prepares for a season in which it is projected to finish 4th in the WCC, while the men's team is projected to finish 5th. Both teams are practicing in the high altitude of Mammoth to beat those projections.

The conference's coaches picked newcomer BYU to win the conference in its first year in WCC men's cross-country. Portland also received first place votes and was picked to finish in second, followed by San Francisco and Santa Clara.

San Francisco was picked to finish first in the women's poll, followed by BYU and Portland. The LMU women, picked fourth, will be lead by teammates Tara Erdmann and Sheree Shea who were named to the Preseason All-West Coast Conference team.



The pursuit for success for these Lions begins again in the beautiful backdrop of Mammoth Lakes. With its high elevations and steep inclines, Mammoth Lakes is the perfect setting for the teams to prepare for the upcoming season as well as build team camaraderie. In addition to making climbs up to 9,700 feet, the team enjoys meals, meetings, and downtime including volleyball and movies.

A six-hour drive from LMU, Mammoth Lakes provides a pristine arena for summer running at 7,800 feet. Watch the video above to get a glimpse of Mammoth's awe-inspiring wilderness and see the Lions in action at one of California's premiere running destinations.

2011 West Coast Conference Men's Cross Country Preseason Poll

Team (First Place Votes)   Points

1. BYU (6) 62 2. Portland (3) 59 3. San Francisco 50 4. Santa Clara 40 5. Loyola Marymount 38 6. Gonzaga 30 7. San Diego 19 8. Saint Mary's 17 9. Pepperdine 9

2011 West Coast Conference Women's Cross Country Preseason Poll

Team (First Place Votes)   Points

1. San Francisco (7) 63 2. BYU (2) 57 3. Portland 49 4. Loyola Marymount 45 5. Santa Clara 34 6. Gonzaga 29 7. Pepperdine 21 8. San Diego 14 9. Saint Mary's 12

2011 Preseason Men's Cross Country All-West Coast Conference Team

Name                    School  Yr.

Alden Bahr 		BYU	SR
Miles Batty 		BYU 	SR
Ganbileg Bor 		USF	SR
Trevor Dunbar 	        POR     JR
Alfred Kipchumba  	POR 	SR
Jose Madera		USF	SO
Lars Erik Malde 	POR 	JR
Joash Osoro	 	POR 	JR
Robbie Reid		SCU 	RSR
Jared Ward 		BYU 	SO

2011 Preseason Women's Cross Country All-West Coast Conference Team

Name                    School  Yr.
Katy Andrews 	        BYU	SR
Sophie Curl	 	USF	JR
Lyndy Davis 		POR	SR
Sarah Edwards 	        BYU	JR
Tara Erdmann 	        LMU	RSR
Kellie Houser 		POR	RSO
Eva Krchova 		USF	JR
Katie Palmer 		BYU	SR
Sheree Shea 		LMU	JR
Maor Tiyouri 		USF	SO


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