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LaRocco, Rawlings Lead Pilots to 12th at NCAA XC Championships

MADISON, Wisc. – Seniors Lauren LaRocco and Taryn Rawlings earned All-America honors in leading the Portland Pilots to a program-best 12th-place finish at the 2018 NCAA Cross Country Championships Saturday at the Thomas Zimmer Championship Course. Portland entered the race ranked No. 23 nationally.

LaRocco set a new program record by finishing 13th individually, eclipsing Tansey Lystad's run to 15th place at the 2014 national meet. She finished the snow-covered 6K course with a time of 20:05.1 to become the first women's runner in program history to earn two cross country All-America awards. She placed 29th at the 2016 meet.