SHELBYVILLE, Ind. – For the first time since 2003, a Fighting Scot will be racing in the NCAA Division III Championships.
Senior David Westcott finished seventh of 265 runners with a time of 25:11.7 as the cross-country teams competed in the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional on Saturday in Shelbyville, Ind. He earns All-Region and gets to make the trip to Oshkosh, Wis. to represent the Scots in the NCAA Division III Championships.
Brendan Callahan was the last to accomplish the feat in 2003. He finished ninth in the regional (25:51) and later finished 177th in the final race (27:46).
Overall, the men finished eighth with a total of 282 points. The top two teams in Calvin College and Otterbein University advanced, scoring 56 and 95 points, respectively.
Senior Brian Lief also earned All-Region honors after a 17th-place showing with a time of 25:44.9. He still has a shot of joining Westcott at the NCAA DIII Championships depending on how many at large teams are selected from the Great Lakes Region for next Saturday's DIII Championships.
Ohio Northern University's Ian McVey finished at 24:52.5 for the top time.
The women finished in the middle of the pack at 17th of the 33 teams. Baldwin Wallace University edged Allegheny College for first place by seven points.
Claire Lamb of Otterbein was the top runner (20:58.7).
Looking ahead, Westcott will compete next Saturday in the NCAA Division III Championships at Oshkosh, Wisc.