Winter 2015

Arkansas women break through

Dominique Scott’s time of 8 minutes, 55.19 seconds earned top honors in the 3,000 meters and boosted her University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, team to victory in the Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships. She celebrated it with her South African parents, who watched their daughter compete indoors in college for the first time.

Ducks dominate at distance

Eric Jenkins, Edward Cheserek and Will Geoghegan finished first, second and third, respectively, in the 3,000 meters to lead the University of Oregon to its second consecutive national indoor championship.

Wisconsin-Eau Claire claims first title

Wisconsin-Eau Claire finished two points ahead of conference rival Wisconsin-La Crosse to claim its first indoor track and field title.

Queens’ quick rise

In a span of five years, the Queens University of Charlotte swimming program went from nonexistent to national champions.

Augsburg tops rival for record 12th championship

In a commanding victory over an archrival, Augsburg College secured a Division III-record 12th national wrestling championship.

Shorthanded St. Cloud State seizes title

Entering the NCAA championships with only six qualifiers, St. Cloud State needed a flawless performance to have a shot at a title run.

Reaching the mountaintop

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and coach Pat Healy finally get over the hump after five second-place finishes in the Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships. They captured the 2015 national title.

Staying in focus

Queens University of Charlotte captured the school’s first national title on the strength of Patricia Castro-Ortega’s record-breaking performance in the Division II Women’s Swimming and Diving Championship.

Finishing with a flourish

The University of Central Missouri Jennies know how to create some drama. They certainly did so in the Women’s Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships, gaining the lead with one event remaining and capturing their first national title.

Dominant final day lifts Mountaineers

Only last year’s West Virginia rifle team was more accurate than this spring’s Mountaineers, who came just three points short of matching their championship-record performance in 2014. And they needed every one of them.

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