WWU women’s runners have historic day at NCAA championships

The Western Washington University women’s cross country placed sixth at the NCAA Division II National Championships on Saturday, Nov. 21, at Joplin, Mo. — the Vikings’ best finish since moving to Division II in 1998.

WWU’s previous best was an eighth-place finish in 2009.

“What a great day for the program with the best NCAA finish in school history,” coach Pee Wee Halsell said in a press release. “I am so proud of how the ladies raced today. They worked so hard all season and today they left it all out on the course and made history. They ran hard, ran determined and the results show that. What a day to be a Viking!”

Monday, November 23, 2015 - 11:05am