The Northern Arizona cross country teams are set to compete in the NCAA Mountain Regionals in Salt Lake City this week, searching for a bid to the national championship meet.
Friday's race will take place at the Rose Park Golf Course, with the women's 6K race scheduled for an 11 a.m. start and the men's 10K slated to go off at noon.
Northern Arizona's men squad won the 2018 edition of the meet last season, beating out host BYU, and the Lumberjacks will be looking for a fourth straight regional title.
The NAU men are ranked No. 1 in the nation, while BYU and Colorado are currently ranked No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, will both line up against the Jacks on Friday. No. 20 Utah State and No. 25 Colorado State are expected to race.
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Northern Arizona's women's team is looking to qualify for NCAAs for the first time this decade. The Lumberjacks are at No. 16 in the nation entering Friday. No. 2 BYU, No. 8 Colorado, No. 9 Utah and No. 10 New Mexico will be lacing up for the race.
SWIM AND DIVE
Jenny Cheetham has been named the WAC Diver of the Week, and it is the first time she received the recognition.
In their competition against WAC opponent Idaho Saturday, Cheetham had top finishes on the 1-meter (303.60) and 3-meter (313.05) platforms. This is the second meet in a row that she has claimed first place at both heights. Against New Mexico on Nov. 1, she recorded 281.70 points in the 1-meter and 309.60 in the 3-meter, qualifying her for the NCAA Zone Diving Championships.