British Columbia sweeps NAIA cross country titles at Fort Vancouver

Camas grad Zimmerly 59th overall for Eastern Oregon

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British Columbia swept the NAIA cross country titles Saturday at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

The men’s team won its first-ever national title, scoring 41 points, which is the best team total since Life (Ga.) tallied 41 points at the 1998 national championships. Defending champ Southern Oregon was fourth (193), and Eastern Oregon was seventh (275).

Mark Shaw of Oklahoma City won the individual men’s title in a time of 24:09 on the 8K course.

Eastern Oregon’s Dustin Zimmerly, a Camas High grad, was third in for the Mountaineers and 59th overall (26:05). Nick Duffy, also a Camas grad, was a non-scoring sixth for EO, 128th overall, in 26:45.

For the fifth time in six year, BC won the women’s title with 109 points. Wayland Baptist was second (125), and Oklahoma City third (137).

Oklahoma City senior Aminat Olowora, a native of Lagos, Nigeria, cruised to her second-straight individual national title. Olowora covered the 5K course in a time of 16:50. Jessa Perkinson of Southern Oregon was second in 17:20.