JOPLIN, Mo. — Western Oregon sophomore cross-country runner David Ribich finished 67th at the NCAA Division II Cross-country National Championship race on Saturday at Joplin, Mo.
Ribich finished the 10,000-meter race in 30 minutes, 58.6 seconds.
Alfred Chelanga of Shorter took the individual title with a time of 29:24.6.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL EARNS FIRST WIN: The WOU women’s basketball team picked up its first win of the season, defeating Evergreen State College 77-75 in overtime on Sunday. Tied at 63 at the end of regulation, Sydney Azorr scored five straight points to open the extra period. Jordan Mottershaw hit a pair of free throws with 16 seconds left to give WOU the win. Mottershaw finished with 20 points, while Azorr added 17 points and Michelle Bromagem scored 14. Western Oregon (1-3 overall) lost to California State, Chico 65-54 on Saturday. WOU will play at the Mines Thanksgiving Tournament in Golden, Co. against Regis and Colorado School of Mines on Friday and Saturday.
VOLLEYBALL LOSES FINAL MATCHES: The Western Oregon volleyball team ended its 2015 season with a pair of losses to Alaska Fairbanks and Alaska Anchorage last week. The Wolves fell to the Nanooks 27-25, 25-19, 25-20 on Thursday and the Seawolves 25-21, 25-16, 25-11 on Saturday. WOU ends the season with an 8-21 record overall and a 5-15 mark in GNAC play.