UC Irvine is favored to continue its dominance of Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. cross-country in the conference championships today at UCI's Crawford Field.
More than 150 athletes from 11 schools will compete in the meet, which starts with the women's 5,000-meter race at 9:30 a.m. The men's 10,000-meter race starts at 10:30.
The UCI women, ranked 14th in the nation, have won the conference title each year since women's cross-country joined the PCAA in 1983. The men are looking for their third straight conference title.
The Irvine women are led by seniors Jill Harrington--the defending meet champion--and Beth McGrann, who was second in 1986, junior Lori Wilson and sophomores Amy Dabul and Buffy Rabbitt.