Alumnae Dominate at NCAA Conference Cross Country Meets


SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Former Troubadour cross country standouts Peyton Bilo ‘15, Lauren LaRocco ‘14 and Miranda Myers ’15 each helped their teams to wins at the their respective conference championships over the last two days.

Cal Poly sophomore Bilo won the Big West title with a time 21:04, winning by 17 seconds over UCSB junior Jenna Hinkle, and helping the Mustangs to their second straight title in Kahuku, Hawaii. They were ranked No. 36 in the latest rankings.

Portland junior LaRocco captured on the West Coast Conference title on Friday at Mission Bay Park in San Diego. She pulled away from the field early in the 6K race, clocking a time of 20:27. Portland is ranked eighth in the country.

Sophomore Myers helped the Northern Arizona team capture their title at the University of Idaho, placing 36th overall in the Big Sky Conference meet.

Bilo and LaRocco will return to Sacramento to run in the NCAA West Regional on November 11 at Haggin Oaks Golf Course. Myers and her NAU teammates will run in the Mountain Regional on the same date.