NCAA Women's Division II Cross Country Championship

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NCAA Women's Division II Cross Country Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2015 NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships
NCAA logo.svg
Sport Cross country
Founded 1981
Most recent
champion(s)
Adams State (16)
Kendra Foley, Grand Valley State
Official website NCAA.com

The NCAA Women's Division II Cross Country Championship is an annual cross country meet to decide the team and individual national champions of women's intercollegiate cross country running in the United States. It has been held every November since the NCAA began sponsoring women's sports in 1981. It is usually held at the same location as the NCAA Men's Division II Cross Country Championship.

The defending national teams champions are the Adams State Grizzlies, who won their sixteenth national title in 2015. GVSU's Kendra Foley is the reigning individual champion, with a time of 21:05.80.

Format[edit]

The race field included 8 teams in 1981, 11 teams from 1982 to 1992 and 17 teams from 1993 to 1999. Beginning in 2000, the national championship race has included 24 teams. Teams compete in one of eight regional championships to qualify. In addition to the 24 teams, 16 individual runners qualify for the national championship.[1]

Results[edit]

  • The race distance was 5,000 meters (5 kilometers) from 1981 to 1997 and 6,000 meters (6 kilometers) from 1997 to the present.[2]
NCAA Division II Women's Cross Country Championship
Year Finals Site
(Host Team)
Team Championship Individual Championship
Winner Points Runner-up Points Winner
(Team)
Time
1981
Details
Cape Girardeau, MO
(Southeast Missouri State)
South Dakota State 26 Cal Poly 49 Eileen Kraemer
(Cal Poly)
17:41.00†
1982
Details
St. Cloud, MN
(St. Cloud State)
Cal Poly 32 South Dakota State 45 Amy Harper
(Cal Poly)
21:13.60
1983
Details
Somers, WI
(Wisconsin–Parkside)
Cal Poly (2) 48 Holy Cross 92 17:10.00†
1984
Details
Clinton, MS
(Mississippi College)
Cal Poly (3) 32 South Dakota State 107 Christine Ridenour
(Southeast Missouri State)
16:53.20†
1985
Details
East Stroudsburg, PA
(East Stroudsburg)
Cal Poly (4) 30 Cal State Northridge 86 Bente Moe
(Seattle Pacific)
17:42.20
1986
Details
Riverside, CA
(UC Riverside)
Cal Poly (5) 39 93 Gladees Prieur
(Cal Poly)
16:43.00
1987
Details
Evansville, IN
(Southern Indiana)
Cal Poly (6) 53 Cal State Los Angeles 84 Sylvia Mosqueda
(Cal State Los Angeles)
16:57.00
1988
Details
Clinton, MS
(Mississippi College)
Cal Poly (7) 49 Air Force 51 Laura Byrne
(Southeast Missouri State)
16:56.80
1989
Details
East Stroudsburg, PA
(East Stroudsburg)
Cal Poly (8) 34 67 Darcy Arreola
(Cal State Northridge)
17:14.20
1990
Details
Arcata, CA
(Humboldt State)
Cal Poly (9) 61 78 Callie Calhoun
(Air Force)
16:56.60
1991
Details
Edwardsville, IL
(SIU Edwardsville)
Cal Poly (10) 60 UC Davis 93 Christie Allen
(Pittsburg State)
18:04.00
1992
Details
Slippery Rock, PA
(Slippery Rock)
Adams State 64 Western State Colorado 99 18:18.00
1993
Details
Riverside, CA
(UC Riverside)
Adams State (2) 75 Cal Poly 106 Elva Dryer
(Western State)
17:34.40
1994
Details
Kearney, NE
(Nebraska–Kearney)
Adams State (3) 47 Western State Colorado 55 17:20.90
1995
Details
Spartanburg, SC
(USC Upstate)
Adams State (4) 62 Abilene Christian 143 Tumaini Urio
(Western State)
16:54.85
1996
Details
Arcata, CA
(Humboldt State)
Adams State (5) 35 Western State Colorado 94 Denise Summers
(Adams State)
17:46.80
1997
Details
Somers, WI
(Wisconsin–Parkside)
Adams State (6) 37 Lewis
Western State Colorado
106 Kasia Arient
(Lewis)
17:31.20
The race distance changes from 5 kilometers to 6 kilometers
1998
Details
Lawrence, KS
(Kansas)
Adams State (7) 56 Western State Colorado 79 Kimberly Bugg
(Adams State)
21:43.00†
1999
Details
Joplin, MO
(Missouri Southern State)
Adams State (8) 23 47 Marjo Venalainen
(Kennesaw State)
20:48.20†
2000
Details
Pomona, CA
(Cal Poly Pomona)
Western State Colorado 38 North Dakota 131 21:33.60
2001
Details
Slippery Rock, PA
(Slippery Rock)
Western State Colorado (2) 46 Adams State 55 Hannah Lawrence
(Western State)
21:24.70
2002
Details
Ashland, OH
(Cal Poly Pomona)
Western State Colorado (3) 43 46 Amber Klein
(Adams State)
20:54.50
2003
Details
Cary, NC Adams State (9) 38 Western State Colorado 101 Chelsea Smith
(BYU Hawaii)
20:33.90†
2004
Details
Evansville, IN
(Southern Indiana)
Adams State (10) 31 Edinboro 101 21:33.00
2005
Details
Pomona, CA
(Cal Poly Pomona)
Adams State (11) 54 Grand Valley State 69 Mandi Zemba
(Grand Valley State)
21:01.70
2006
Details
Pensacola, FL Adams State (12) 94 Western State Colorado 101 Esther Komen
(Western State)
20:09.40†
2007
Details
Joplin, MO
(Missouri Southern State)
Adams State (13) 63 Seattle Pacific 178 Jessica Pixler
(Seattle Pacific)
20:29.10
2008
Details
Slippery Rock, PA
(Slippery Rock)
Adams State (14) 79 Grand Valley State 102 20:59.00
2009
Details
Evansville, IN
(Southern Indiana)
Adams State (15) 73 81 20:22.60
2010
Details
Louisville, KY
(Bellarmine)
Grand Valley State 66 Western State Colorado 95 Neely Spence
(Shippensburg)
20:41.20
2011
Details
Spokane, WA Augustana (SD) 75 79 20:53.80
2012
Details
Joplin, MO
(Missouri Southern State)
Grand Valley State (2) 101 Augustana (SD) 104 Alicia Nelson
(Adams State)
20:03.30
2013
Details
Spokane, WA Grand Valley State (3) 54 Adams State 91 Jennifer Agnew
(Mary)
20:50.70
2014
Details
Louisville, KY
(Bellarmine)
Grand Valley State (4) 50 Hillsdale 115 Kendra Foley
(Grand Valley State)
21:05.80
2015
Details
Joplin, MO
(Missouri Southern State)
Adams State (16) 83 Grand Valley State 97
2016
Details
Tampa, FL
(Saint Leo)
2017
Details
Evansville, IN
(Southern Indiana)
  • A † indicates a then-NCAA record-setting time for that particular distance.
  • A time highlighted in ██ indicates the all-time NCAA championship record for that distance.

Champions[edit]

Team titles by school[edit]

School Titles Years
Adams State 15 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2015
Cal Poly–San Luis Obispo 10 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991
Grand Valley State 4 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014
Western State Colorado 3 2000, 2001, 2002
Augustana (SD) 1 2011
South Dakota State 1 1981

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