The UW Women's Cross Country Team won the NCAA National Championship today in Terre Haute, Indiana. The Seattle PI has this article on the event.
The runners had to fight cold, windy conditions and a second-ranked Oregon team that got off to a strong start. The Ducks led at the 2-kilometer mark of the 6K race, but then the Huskies rounded into form, placed five runners in the top 40 and won with a low score of 79 points to the Ducks' 131. Florida State was third with 163. "It's great for Seattle, great for the University of Washington," coach Greg Metcalf said. "It's great for our kids, great for our coaches. It's just fun."