Women’s Cross Country Team Receives At-Large Berth to NCAA III Championships
Sunday, November 11, 2012
The Calvin women’s cross country team is headed back to the NCAA III Championships. The Knights received an at-large berth when the official championship field was announced this afternoon.
The Calvin women will be making their 23rd appearance at the NCAA III Championships which ranks third on the all-time NCAA III women’s cross country list for team appearances. It also marks the eighth straight year that the Calvin women have earned a berth to the national meet.
At the Great Lakes Regional meet on Saturday, Calvin took third with 105 points behind second place Oberlin (95 points) and first place Hope (91 points). Only the top two teams at the regional meet receive automatic berths to the national meet while teams finishing in spots 3-to-5 are eligible for at-large selection.
Calvin’s top finisher on Saturday was junior Nicole Michmerhuizen who was fifth while senior Alyssa Penning was ninth.
The Calvin men’s cross country team will also be competing at the national meet next Saturday. The Calvin men took first place at Saturday’s Great Lakes Regional - hosted by Anderson University - with 36 points.
Next Saturday’s national meet is scheduled to be held in Terre Haute, Indiana. Rose-Hulman Institute will serve as the host institution.