he University of Virginia's Lesley Welch, a sophomore from Peabody, Mass., ran the five kilometer route in a course-record 16:40 to win the individual title and help the Cavaliers to their second straight NCAA women's cross country championship today. Virginia had 48 points, followed by Stanford, 91, and Oregon, 155.
Welch was a 28-second winner over Regina Joyce of the University of Washington, followed by Cici Hopp of Stanford, 17:10. Virginia's Jill Haworth of Bowie, Md., was fourth, two seconds behind Hopp.
Other leading Virginia finishers were Dana Slater, 17:27.5 (12th); Marisa Schmitt, 17:30.8 (18th), and Martha White, 17:40.5 (29th).
Virginia's Aileen O'Connor of College Park, Md. (virus), and Lisa Welch, Lesley's twin sister (injured hip), did not run.
In the men's competition, covering 10,000 meters, Colorado's Mark Scrutton took the lead 300 yards from the end and beat Zakarie Barie of Texas-El Paso by two seconds to win the individual title in 30:13.2.
Wisconsin's Tim Hacker and Scott Jenkins finished fourth and fifth, leading the Badgers to the team title.
George Mason's Jon Babcock placed 49th in 31:24; the former Langley High athlete was 28th among domestic runners. Georgetown's Kevin King finished 60th in 31:34.
Oregon senior Jimmy Hill from Oakton (Va.) High was 38th. Sos Bitok of the University of Richmond was 84th.