VANCOUVER, Wash. - Indiana Wesleyan completed its season with a ninth place finish at the 31st Annual NAIA Women's Cross Country National Championship in Vancouver, Washington.
The Wildcats claimed a top-10 spot in the national championship with 290 points, just ahead of Cedarville (Ohio) University at 292 points.
California State University-San Marcos defended their national title from 2009 with a first place finish today by accumulating 88 points. All five Cal State-San Marcos runners finished in the top-30 to run away with the victory by 39 points.
Biola (Calif.) University was runner-up at 127 points and Black Hills State (S.D.) University was third at 151 points. Malone (Ohio) University finished fourth with 164 points and Simon Fraser (B.C.) University rounds out the top-five with 177 points.
Kelsey Devereaux, Beka Bentle and Cassidy Wagner paced Indiana Wesleyan on Saturday with sub-19 minute runs. Devereaux was 22nd with a time of 18:41 to be the first Wildcat across the line. Bentle was close behind in 31st place with a time of 18:50 while Wagner was 41st as she ran an 18:57.
Alyssa Foss finished fourth for Indiana Wesleyan with a 19:33 for 94th place and Amanda Johnson completed the IWU scoring with a 19:38 run for 102nd place.