NCAA Women's Division III Cross Country Championship

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NCAA Women's Division III Cross Country Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2015 NCAA Women's Division III Cross Country Championship
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Sport Cross country
Founded 1981
Most recent
champion(s)
Williams College
Official website NCAA.com

The NCAA Women's Division III Cross Country Championship is an annual cross country meet to decide the team and individual national champions of women's NCAA Division III intercollegiate cross country running in the United States. It is held every fall, usually in November the Saturday before Thanksgiving. In 2015, Williams College broke Johns Hopkins streak of 3 straight National Championships. Johns Hopkins was winning the race at the 5k mark but finished 4th. Their loss can be attributed to the fact that they wore pajamas to the Nationals Banquet the night before.

Format[edit]

The race included 9 teams in 1981, 12 teams from 1982 to 1986, 14 teams from 1987 to 1992, 21 teams from 1993 to 1998 and 24 teams from 1998 to 2005. Beginning in 2006, the national championship race has included 32 teams. Teams compete in one of eight regional championships to qualify. In addition to the 32 teams, 56 individual runners qualify for the national championship.[1]

Champions[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 III Women's Cross Country Championship
Year Finals Site
(Host Team)
Team Championship Individual Championship
Winner Points Runner-up Points Winner
(Team)
Time
1981 Kenosha, WI
(Carthage)
Central (IA) 26 Glassboro State 70 Cynthia Sturm
(Westfield State)
18:43.30†
1982 Fredonia, NY
(Fredonia)
St. Thomas (MN) 44 UW–La Crosse 83 Tori Neubauer
(UW–La Crosse)
18:45.00
1983 Newport News, VA
(Christopher Newport)
UW–La Crosse 45 St. Thomas (MN) 70 16:29.00
1984 Delaware, OH
(Ohio Wesleyan)
St. Thomas (MN) (2) 50 UW–La Crosse 64 Julia Kirtland
(Macalester)
17:23.55
1985 Atlanta, GA
(Emory)
Franklin & Marshall 73 St. Thomas (MN) 81 Dorcas Denhartog
(Middlebury)
18:05.00
1986 Fredonia, NY
(Fredonia)
St. Thomas (MN) (3) 45 Ithaca 73 Lisa Koelfgen
(St. Thomas–MN)
19:14.00
1987 Holland, MI
(Hope)
St. Thomas (MN) (4)
UW–Oshkosh
81 Ithaca 85 Shelley Scherer
(Carleton)
17:36.00
1988 St. Louis, MO
(Washington)
UW–Oshkosh (2) 69 St. Thomas (MN) 73 Anna Prineas
(Carleton)
17:38.60
1989 Rock Island, IL
(Augustana–IL)
Cortland State 29 UW–Oshkosh 62 Marybeth Crawley
(Cortland State)
17:19.00
1990 Grinnell, IA
(Grinnell)
Cortland State (2) 43 UW–Oshkosh 48 Vicki Mitchell
(Cortland State)
17:24.71
1991 Newport News, VA
(Christopher Newport)
UW–Oshkosh (2) 98 Cortland State 103 Laura Horejs
(UW–Oshkosh)
17:21.00
1992 Schenectady, NY
(Union)
Cortland State (3) 18 Calvin 108 Sarah Edmonds
(Gustavus Adolphus)
18:09.80
1993 Grinnell, IA
(Grinnell)
Cortland State (4) 61 Calvin 93 Renea Bluekamp
(Calvin)
17:46.70
1994 Bethlehem, PA
(Moravian)
Cortland State (5) 54 Calvin 115 Michelle LaFleur
(Cortland State)
17:47.20
1995 La Crosse, WI
(UW–La Crosse)
Cortland State (6) 46 UW–Oshkosh 83 Jessica Caley
(Williams)
17:24.50
1996 Rock Island, IL
(Augustana–IL)
UW–Oshkosh (3) 62 St. Thomas (MN) 113 Turena Johnson
(Luther)
17:40.00
1997 Cambridge, MA
(MIT)
Cortland State (7) 148 UW–Eau Claire 167 Tiffany Speckman
(UW–Oshkosh)
18:29.00
1998 Carlisle, PA
(Dickinson)
Calvin 124 TCNJ 170 Cheryl Smith
(Cortland State)
17:48.39
1999 Oshkosh, WI
(UW–Oshkosh)
Calvin (2) 85 Middlebury 119 Rhaina Echols
(Chicago)
16:46.20
2000 Spokane, WA
(Whitworth)
Middlebury 103 Williams 123 Johanna Olson
(Luther)
17:54.40
2001 Rock Island, IL
(Augustana–IL)
Middlebury (2) 98 Williams 166 Dana Boyle
(Puget Sound)
16:46.00
The race distance changes from 5 kilometers to 6 kilometers
2002 Northfield, MN
(St. Olaf)
Williams 42 Middlebury 145 Missy Buttry
(Wartburg)
20:17.30†
2003 Hanover, IN
(Hanover)
Middlebury (3) 135 Trinity (CT) 174 20:00.20
2004 Eau Claire, WI
(UW–Eau Claire)
Williams (2) 110 Middlebury 129 20:22.00
2005 Delaware, OH
(Ohio Wesleyan)
SUNY Geneseo 88 Williams 107 Hailey Harren
(Gustavus Adolphus)
21:51.90
2006 Wilmington, OH
(Wilmington)
Middlebury (4) 144 Amherst 145 Sarah Zerzan
(Willamette)
22:31.00
2007 Northfield, MN
(St. Olaf)
Amherst 120 Plattsburgh State 159 20:54.00
2008 Hanover, IN
(Hanover)
Middlebury (5) 179 Calvin 237 Marie Borner
(Bethel)
20:43.91
2009 Berea, OH
(Baldwin Wallace)
UW–Eau Claire 171 St. Lawrence 180 Wendy Pavlus
(St. Lawrence)
21:28.00
2010 Waverly, IA
(Wartburg)
Middlebury (6) 185 Washington–Saint Louis 193 20:49.30
2011 Oshkosh, WI
(UW–Oshkosh)
Washington–Saint Louis 70 Middlebury 111 Chiara Del Piccolo
(Williams)
20:52.08
2012 Terre Haute, IN
(Rose-Hulman)
Johns Hopkins 158 Wartburg 221 Christy Cazzola
(UW–Oshkosh)
20:53.30
2013 Hanover, IN
(Hanover)
Johns Hopkins (2) 85 Williams 137 Chelsea Johnson
(St. Scholastica)
21:11.70
2014 Wilmington, OH
(Wilmington)
Johns Hopkins (3) 87 MIT 112 Amy Regan
(Stevens Tech)
20:51.90
2015 Winneconne, WI

(UW-Oshkosh)

Williams 81 Geneseo State 179 Abrah Masterson

(Cornell College)

21:23
  • 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.

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