Women's Cross Country

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.

2015 Today’s Top 10: Abbey D’Agostino

D’Agostino credits her experience as a student-athlete for preparing her for a professional career as a runner, both on and off the track.

2015 Today’s Top 10: Nicole Michmerhuizen

Michmerhuizen graduated from Calvin College and now puts the lessons she learned as a student-athlete to use as she pursues her Ph.D. in pharmacology, hoping to one day find better treatments for people with diabetes.

2014 Division II Women’s Cross Country

The Lakers, who claimed their third consecutive national title with a score of 50 points, entered the meet as the heavy favorite. Six of the team’s seven runners earned All-America honors by placing in the top 40.

2014 Division I Women’s Cross Country

It took just over 20 minutes for the women on the Michigan State University cross country team to race to their first NCAA Division I national championship Nov. 22. But the momentum for such a win, especially among a core group of graduating seniors, had been building for years.

2014 Division III Women’s Cross Country

They won the Mideast Regional Cross Country Championships by 71 points. They qualified for the NCAA national championship for the seventh consecutive year. In each of the two years prior, they claimed the national title.

2014 Women's Cross Country Championship Results and Records

Division I 2014 NCAA.com Championship Recap and Results All-Time Championship Records and Results (through 2014 championships) Division II 2014 NCAA.com Championship Recap and Results All-Time Championship Records and Results (through 2014...

Running the show

Jeff Martin, a track and field assistant coach at Indiana State University, is tasked with overseeing the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships and shares the joys and trials of hosting an NCAA championship.

Extreme Endurance

At 87, “Coach Z” is in his 31st year coaching cross country and track and field at Division III Hunter College.

Unfinished

Jenna Parlette collapsed within sight of the finish line and, days later, she was gone. The medical anomalies that led to her death were complex. So are the emotions that ensued.

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