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November 15, 2008

Phillips Finishes 41st at West Region Championships

Meet Results

SALEM, Ore. - Pacific Lutheran sophomore John Phillips placed 41st in the men's competition at the West Region Championships held Saturday at Bush's Pasture Park.

Phillips, PLU's only entrant in the meet, needed to be among the top seven individual finishers not affiliated with a national meet-qualifying team to earn a spot at the national meet, but he finished well off that pace. Phillips clocked 26:24.53 over the 8000-meter course.

Whitworth won the 15-team competition with a total of 67 points, followed by Claremont-Mudd-Scripps with 83 and host Willamette with 87. In the 16-team women's competition, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps scored 88 points to nip Pomona-Pitzer by one point for the title. Again, host Willamette was third with 104 points.

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