MONMOUTH, Ore. — The Montana State Billings men's cross country team placed 19th and the women 29th at the NCAA Division II West Region Cross Country Championships on Saturday.

Chico State won the men's title and Cal Baptist won the women's title. The top three teams qualify for the NCAA Championships.

Tyus Mendoza led the MSUB men with a 49th-place finish. Mendoza ran the 10K course in 31:35.8. 

Nikki Aiken improved 64 places from a year ago to finish 96th overall. She ran a time of 23:06.3 for 6K.