Zerzan Chosen West Region Women's Runner of the Year

Willamette senior Sarah Zerzan (San Carlos, Calif./Notre Dame High School) is the NCAA Division III West Region Women's Cross Country Runner of the Year, as selected by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). This is her third consecutive time to receive the honor.

Zerzan won the West Regional individual title Nov. 10, as she concluded the 6-kilometer race in 20:51.65, for the fastest time in West Region history. The old record was 21:44. It was Zerzan's third consecutive West Regional championship.

Zerzan, who won the NCAA Division III women's individual national championship in 2006, will defend her title at the National Championships Saturday, Nov. 17. Willamette will have full teams running at the National Championships.

Zerzan's accomplishments in running -- and in the classroom -- were featured in the Nov. 16 issue of The Oregonian. Read the article here: