On Nov. 21, 2015, Aly Wayne, not a member of the Washington University women’s cross-country team just a month earlier, was the second-fastest Bear and the 47th fastest Division III runner at the NCAA Championships in Wisconsin, far from the fields of St. Louis.
The Washington University women’s cross-country team finished second, while the men’s team finished fourth Saturday at the NCAA Division III Championships at Tom Sawyer Park in Louisville, Ky.
The women’s cross-country team qualified for the NCAA championship with a strong first place performance this weekend at Lake Breeze Golf Course near Winneconne, Wis. Saturday.
The Washington University men’s and women’s cross-country teams had a near-perfect weekend at the University Athletic Association Championships at McIntosh Reserve Park in Whitesburg, Ga., with both teams taking home conference championships.
The Washington University men’s and women’s cross country teams find themselves in similar positions heading into the 2016 season. Both put together strong performances at the conference, regional and national levels, both return a handful of top nationally-competitive runners and both must deal with the departure of one critical athlete.
In a tightly contested 32-team field, the Washington University women’s cross country team finished fifth Saturday at the NCAA Division III Cross Country National Championships at the Lake Breeze Golf Club in Oshkosh, Wis.
On the backs of five athletes finishing in the top 25, the Washington University women’s cross-country team ran away with the NCAA Midwest Regionals by a whopping 38 points.
Washington University head cross-country coach Jeff Stiles couldn’t hide his excitement after Saturday’s University Athletic Association (UAA) championship meet.
In a competitive field of 46 teams, including 12 ranked in last week’s U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association rankings, the Washington University women’s cross country team took the title at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh AAE Invitational Pre-National race on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Wash. U. men finished sixth in their field of 45.
The Washington University women’s cross country team outpaced Division I DePaul University while the Bears’ men’s cross-country team fell short in a close finish to host Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Saturday at the SIUE John Flamer Invite.