Cross Country

All-American Capuano and Blake lead #17 men’s and #13 women’s cross country at nationals

Over the weekend, the #17 Washington University men’s cross country team finished 17th place at this year’s NCAA Division III country championship meet, while the No. 13 women’s team finished 13th overall.  Senior Alexandra Blake finished first for the Bears and 28th overall in the 6,000-meter race with a time of 21:37.10. Both Capuano and Blake’s performance earned them All-American honors.

| Staff Writer

What gets cross country’s Emily Konkus up for 6:30 a.m. practice

Emily Konkus is a senior athlete on Washington University’s women’s cross country team. Konkus serves as one of the co-captains of the team, and was the highest-place finisher for the team at the UAA Championships — one of many collegiate career highlights for the athlete.

| Contributing Writer

WashU cross country faces stiffest UAA competition in 8 years

WashU’s men’s cross country team and women’s cross country team kicked off the first UAA conference championships of the fall, building anticipation for further postseason competition.

| Staff Reporter

Men’s and women’s cross country both take second place at NCAA regionals

The No. 14 WashU men finished behind only No. 1 Wartburg College and upset rival No. 9 North Central College, in their best team performance of the year, while the No. 4 women came in second to No. 3 Wartburg and ahead of No. 7 University of Chicago.

| Staff Reporter

Cross country dominates last meet before NCAA regionals

Head coach Jeff Stiles had nothing but praise for both of the teams after their thorough wins, commending their performance as “phenomenal.” 

| Staff Reporter

VIDEO: Getting to know a women’s cross country transfer star as the Bears win their seventh straight conference title

In the days leading up to the championship, Student Life interviewed graduate student Kiera Olson, who has been one of several key scorers for the Bears this fall.

and | Senior Sports Editor and Staff Reporter

Cross country: Quietly leading the WashU pack

Despite often flying under the radar, WashU’s men’s and women’s cross country teams have been the school’s most consistent teams in recent years.

| Senior Sports Editor

‘Control the controllable’: Cross-country makes it work during COVID-19

Without in-person competitions to justify pushing themselves to their limit every day, Washington University cross-country head coach Jeff Stiles has used virtual meets to give athletes an opportunity to run a personal best. 

Clara Richards | Staff Writer

Two top-four finishes for cross country at NCAA nationals

In front of a Louisville, Ky. crowd that featured 100 Washington University student athletes and at least 50 alumni, the cross country team capped its season with two final four finishes in the national championships on Saturday, as the No. 1 women’s team came second and the No. 10 men’s team finished fourth.

| Senior Sports Editor

Women’s XC wins UAA title, men come second

Over the last five years, the following has become nearly habitual for the No. 2 Washington University women’s cross country team: They go to University Athletic Association (UAA) championships, they win UAA championships and they come home from UAA championships.

| Senior Sports Editor

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