Next on the schedule for the Cross Country team is a trip to Willamette, Oregon for the West Region Championships. In order to move on from the regional competition to the national level, the Tigers will have to place 4th or better out of what Castaneda describes as a “very tough field.”
The region will send two automatic qualifiers and most likely two at-large bids. The Tigers have a better shot at qualifying as a team on the women’s side, but Hall said as far as the men’s team goes, “We won’t give up on qualifying as a team, but it will definitely be tough with fast teams like Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Willamette.”
Regardless of what happens at the Regional competition on Nov. 14, the 2014 men’s and women’s cross-country teams have both cemented a prominent spot in the Colorado College record book.
Of course, for now, the team isn’t focused on their place in history as much as enjoying the sweet taste of victory. “It’s a great high,” Castaneda said with a smile.