NCAA Women's Division III Cross Country Championship

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NCAA Women's Division III Cross Country Championship
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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.

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The most successful program is SUNY Cortland, with seventh national titles. The current champions are Johns Hopkins, who won their fifth title in 2017.

Cortland Red Dragons

The Cortland Red Dragons are composed of 23 teams representing the State University of New York at Cortland in intercollegiate athletics, including men and women's basketball, cross country, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, swimming & diving, and track and field. Men's sports include baseball, football, and wrestling. Women's sports include field hockey, golf, gymnastics, volleyball, tennis, and softball. The Red Dragons compete in the NCAA Division III and are members of the State University of New York Athletic Conference for most sports, except for the football team, which competes in the Empire 8 Athletic Conference.

Johns Hopkins Blue Jays

The Johns Hopkins Blue Jays are the athletic teams that represent Johns Hopkins University. They compete in the NCAA Division III, except for their lacrosse teams, which compete in Division I. They are primarily members of the Centennial Conference. The team colors are Columbia blue and black, and the blue jay is their mascot. Homewood Field is the home stadium.

Format

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

NCAA Division III Women's Cross Country Championship
YearFinals Site
(Host Team)
Team ChampionshipIndividual Championship
WinnerPointsRunner-upPointsWinner
(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) 44UW–La Crosse83 Tori Neubauer
(UW–La Crosse)
18:45.00
1983 Newport News, VA
(Christopher Newport)
UW–La Crosse45St. Thomas (MN)7016:29.00
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 73St. Thomas (MN)81 Dorcas Denhartog
(Middlebury)
18:05.00
1986Fredonia, 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
81Ithaca85 Shelley Scherer
(Carleton)
17:36.00
1988 St. Louis, MO
(Washington)
UW–Oshkosh (2)69St. Thomas (MN)73 Anna Prineas
(Carleton)
17:38.60
1989Rock Island, IL
(Augustana–IL)
Cortland State 29UW–Oshkosh62 Marybeth Crawley
(Cortland State)
17:19.00
1990 Grinnell, IA
(Grinnell)
Cortland State (2)43UW–Oshkosh48 Vicki Mitchell
(Cortland State)
17:24.71
1991Newport News, VA
(Christopher Newport)
UW–Oshkosh (2)98Cortland State103 Laura Horejs
(UW–Oshkosh)
17:21.00
1992 Schenectady, NY
(Union)
Cortland State (3)18 Calvin 108 Sarah Edmonds
(Gustavus Adolphus)
18:09.80
1993Grinnell, IA
(Grinnell)
Cortland State (4)61Calvin93 Renea Bluekamp
(Calvin)
17:46.70
1994 Bethlehem, PA
(Moravian)
Cortland State (5)54Calvin115 Michelle LaFleur
(Cortland State)
17:47.20
1995 La Crosse, WI
(UW–La Crosse)
Cortland State (6)46UW–Oshkosh83 Jessica Caley
(Williams)
17:24.50
1996Rock Island, IL
(Augustana–IL)
UW–Oshkosh (3)62St. 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)
Calvin124TCNJ170 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)
Middlebury103 Williams 123 Johanna Olson
(Luther)
17:54.40
2001Rock Island, IL
(Augustana–IL)
Middlebury (2)98Williams166 Dana Boyle
(Puget Sound)
16:46.00
The race distance changes from 5 kilometers to 6 kilometers
2002 Northfield, MN
(St. Olaf)
Williams42Middlebury145 Missy Buttry
(Wartburg)
20:17.30†
2003 Hanover, IN
(Hanover)
Middlebury (3)135 Trinity (CT) 17420:00.20
2004 Eau Claire, WI
(UW–Eau Claire)
Williams (2)110Middlebury12920:22.00
2005Delaware, OH
(Ohio Wesleyan)
SUNY Geneseo 88Williams107 Hailey Harren
(Gustavus Adolphus)
21:51.90
2006 Wilmington, OH
(Wilmington)
Middlebury (4)144 Amherst 145 Sarah Zerzan
(Willamette)
22:31.00
2007Northfield, MN
(St. Olaf)
Amherst120 Plattsburgh State 15920:54.00
2008Hanover, IN
(Hanover)
Middlebury (5)179Calvin237 Marie Borner
(Bethel)
20:43.91
2009 Berea, OH
(Baldwin Wallace)
UW–Eau Claire171 St. Lawrence 180 Wendy Pavlus
(St. Lawrence)
21:28.00
2010 Waverly, IA
(Wartburg)
Middlebury (6)185 Washington–Saint Louis 19320:49.30
2011Oshkosh, WI
(UW–Oshkosh)
Washington–Saint Louis70Middlebury111 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
2013Hanover, IN
(Hanover)
Johns Hopkins (2)85Williams137 Chelsea Johnson
(St. Scholastica)
21:11.70
2014Wilmington, OH
(Wilmington)
Johns Hopkins (3)87 MIT 112 Amy Regan
(Stevens Tech)
20:51.90
2015Winneconne, WI
(UW–Oshkosh)
Williams81Geneseo State179Abrah Masterson
(Cornell College)
21:23
2016 Louisville, KY
(Louisville)
Johns Hopkins (4)128Washington–Saint Louis202 Amy Regan
(Stevens Tech)
20:16.4
2017 Elsah, IL
(Principia)
Johns Hopkins (5)96UW–Eau Claire191 Khia Kurtenbach
(Chicago)
20:39.20

Summary

Team titles

RankTeamTitlesYears
1 SUNY Cortland 71989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997
2 Middlebury 62000, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2010
3 Johns Hopkins 52012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017
4 Wisconsin–Oshkosh 41987, 1988, 1991, 1996
St. Thomas (MN) 1982, 1984, 1986, 1987
5 Williams 32002, 2004, 2015
6 Calvin 21998, 1999
7 Washington–Saint Louis 12011
Wisconsin–Eau Claire 2009
Amherst 2007
SUNY Geneseo 2005
Franklin & Marshall 1985
Wisconsin–La Crosse 1983
Central (IA) 1981

See also

NCAA Womens Division I Cross Country Championship

The NCAA Women's Division I Cross Country Championship is the cross country championship held by the National Collegiate Athletic Association each autumn for individual runners and cross country teams from universities in Division I. Teams and individual runners qualify for the championship at regional competitions approximately a week before the national championships. The championship has been held annually since 1981. The reigning national champions are the Colorado Buffaloes.

NCAA Womens Division II Cross Country Championship

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.

NCAA Mens Division I Cross Country Championship

Each autumn since 1938, with the exception of 1943, the National Collegiate Athletic Association has hosted men's cross country championships. Since 1958, the NCAA has had multiple division championships. Since 1973, Divisions I, II and III have all had their own national championships. Teams and individual runners qualify for the championship at regional competitions approximately a week before the national championships, typically held in November.

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NCAA Mens Division II Cross Country Championship

The NCAA Men's Division II Cross Country Championship is an annual cross country meet to decide the team and individual national champions of men's intercollegiate cross country running in the United States. It has been held every fall, usually in November, since breaking off from the NCAA University Division Men's Cross Country Championships in 1958.

NCAA Mens Division III Cross Country Championship

The NCAA Men's Division III Cross Country Championship is an annual cross country meet to decide the team and individual national champions of men's NCAA Division III intercollegiate cross country running in the United States. It has been held every fall, usually in November, since the NCAA split into its current three-division format in 1973.

The 1970 NCAA University Division Men's Cross Country Championships were the 32nd annual cross country meet to determine the team and individual national champions of men's collegiate cross country running in the United States. Held on November 23, 1970, the meet was hosted by the College of William & Mary on the grounds of the Eastern State Hospital in Williamsburg, Virginia. The distance for this race was 6 miles.

The 1976 NCAA Division I Men's Cross Country Championships were the 38th annual cross country meet to determine the team and individual national champions of NCAA Division I men's collegiate cross country running in the United States. Held on November 22, 1976, the meet was hosted by North Texas State University at the NTSU Cross Country Course in Denton, Texas. The distance for this race was 10 kilometers.

The 1978 NCAA Division I Men's Cross Country Championships were the 40th annual cross country meet to determine the team and individual national champions of NCAA Division I men's collegiate cross country running in the United States. Held on November 20, 1978, the meet was hosted by the University of Wisconsin–Madison at the Yahara Hills Golf Course in Madison, Wisconsin. The distance for this race was 10 kilometers.

The 1980 NCAA Division I Men's Cross Country Championships were the 42nd annual cross country meet to determine the team and individual national champions of NCAA Division I men's collegiate cross country running in the United States. Held on November 24, 1980, the meet was hosted by Wichita State University at the Echo Hills Golf Course in Park City, Kansas. The distance for this race was 10 kilometers.

The 1981 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships were the 43rd annual NCAA Men's Division I Cross Country Championship and the 1st annual NCAA Women's Division I Cross Country Championship to determine the team and individual national champions of NCAA Division I men's and women's collegiate cross country running in the United States. For the first time, a women's national championship was held alongside the men's meet. In all, four different titles were contested: men's and women's individual and team championships.

The 1982 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships were the 44th annual NCAA Men's Division I Cross Country Championship and the 2nd annual NCAA Women's Division I Cross Country Championship to determine the team and individual national champions of NCAA Division I men's and women's collegiate cross country running in the United States. In all, four different titles were contested: men's and women's individual and team championships.

The 1983 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships were the 45th annual NCAA Men's Division I Cross Country Championship and the 3rd annual NCAA Women's Division I Cross Country Championship to determine the team and individual national champions of NCAA Division I men's and women's collegiate cross country running in the United States. In all, four different titles were contested: men's and women's individual and team championships.

The 1984 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships were the 46th annual NCAA Men's Division I Cross Country Championship and the 4th annual NCAA Women's Division I Cross Country Championship to determine the team and individual national champions of NCAA Division I men's and women's collegiate cross country running in the United States. In all, four different titles were contested: men's and women's individual and team championships.

The 1985 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships were the 47th annual NCAA Men's Division I Cross Country Championship and the 5th annual NCAA Women's Division I Cross Country Championship to determine the team and individual national champions of NCAA Division I men's and women's collegiate cross country running in the United States. In all, four different titles were contested: men's and women's individual and team championships.

The 1986 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships were the 48th annual NCAA Men's Division I Cross Country Championship and the 6th annual NCAA Women's Division I Cross Country Championship to determine the team and individual national champions of NCAA Division I men's and women's collegiate cross country running in the United States. In all, four different titles were contested: men's and women's individual and team championships.

The 1987 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships were the 49th annual NCAA Men's Division I Cross Country Championship and the 7th annual NCAA Women's Division I Cross Country Championship to determine the team and individual national champions of NCAA Division I men's and women's collegiate cross country running in the United States. In all, four different titles were contested: men's and women's individual and team championships.

The 1988 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships were the 50th annual NCAA Men's Division I Cross Country Championship and the 8th annual NCAA Women's Division I Cross Country Championship to determine the team and individual national champions of NCAA Division I men's and women's collegiate cross country running in the United States. In all, four different titles were contested: men's and women's individual and team championships.

The 1989 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships were the 51st annual NCAA Men's Division I Cross Country Championship and the 9th annual NCAA Women's Division I Cross Country Championship to determine the team and individual national champions of NCAA Division I men's and women's collegiate cross country running in the United States. In all, four different titles were contested: men's and women's individual and team championships.

The 1990 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships were the 52nd annual NCAA Men's Division I Cross Country Championship and the 10th annual NCAA Women's Division I Cross Country Championship to determine the team and individual national champions of NCAA Division I men's and women's collegiate cross country running in the United States. In all, four different titles were contested: men's and women's individual and team championships.

The 1991 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships were the 53rd annual NCAA Men's Division I Cross Country Championship and the 11th annual NCAA Women's Division I Cross Country Championship to determine the team and individual national champions of NCAA Division I men's and women's collegiate cross country running in the United States. In all, four different titles were contested: men's and women's individual and team championships.

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