Crossroads News
Sun, Nov. 21, 2010 - [Women's Cross Country]

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.

Justyna Mudy of Shorter (Ga.) College repeated as individual national champion as she won with a 17:42 on the 5,000-meter course.
MCC Individual Finishers (out of 331 total runners):
60. Marijean Wegert, Grace - 18:59
65. Trisha Miller, Bethel - 19:01
129. Michaela Crew, Spring Arbor - 19:33
203. Kirstin Hegelein, Taylor - 20:08
239. Cendall Ogle, Huntington - 20:31

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