Women's Cross Country

Williams captures first NCAA title since 2004

The Ephs captured the third national title in program history – but the first since 2004 – Nov. 21 in Winneconne, Wisconsin. Hannah Cole, who finished fourth in the overall standings, paced the Williams runners over the open and relatively flat course.

Adams State tops rivals for national championship

In the preseason, Adams State University boasted the No. 1-ranked men’s cross country team in the nation. But it was the women’s team that brought home the national championship for the Grizzlies at the Nov. 21 Division II Cross Country Championships in Joplin, Missouri.

New Mexico transfers set the pace

Despite losing four runners from last season’s team that placed third at the NCAA championships, the University of New Mexico women’s cross country team didn’t fade in 2015.

2015 Women's Cross Country Championship Results and Records

Division I 2015 NCAA.com championship recap All-time championship records and results (through 2015 championships) Division II 2015 NCAA.com championship recap All-time championship records and results (through 2015 championships) Division...

"The most rewarding thing is seeing the results."

Natalie Bach-Prather was home-schooled while growing up in Marshall, Texas, where her only taste of running came from racing her dad. But now she is making up for lost time – all without leaving her hometown.

2006 NCAA Woman of the Year

Woman of the Year winner finds meaning in journey By Leilana McKindra The NCAA News, November 6, 2006 Wake Forest University distance runner Anne Bersagel told Woman of the Year ceremony attendees to "set big goals and celebrate the...

"The adjustment wasn’t too hard."

Maria Hauer, who was born deaf but can now hear at a 60-80 percent level after seven surgeries, competed for the Huskies’ cross country team in the fall, the Nordic ski team in the winter and ran the 800-meter and the 1,600-meter relay for the track team in the spring. She also dabbles in music, playing the violin, piano, baritone, trombone and the clarinet.

1993 NCAA Woman of the Year

Villanova star named Woman of the Year As published in The NCAA News , November 15, 1993 Nnenna Lynch, an all-American cross country and track standout arid summa cum laude graduate of Villanova University, was named the 1993 NCAA Woman of...

1991 NCAA Woman of the Year

NCAA Woman of the Year honored As published in The NCAA News, November 4, 1991 Mary Beth Riley of Canisius College, who successfully battled Hodgkin’s disease while continuing to compete in cross country and track and excel in the...

A Festival Atmosphere

Bring six national championships together in one weekend festival – which took place in Division II for the eighth time in December – and the impactful moments multiply.

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