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Women's Cross Country - Wed, Oct. 3, 2012

KANSAS CITY, MO (10/3) Four days after a solid race at the Greater Louisville Classic, the Cornerstone University Women's Cross Country team climbed to 14th in the NAIA national rankings.

As the largest Cross Country meet in the United States this year, the Greater Louisville Classic provided the ideal stage as the Golden Eagles finished as the top NAIA team. Nearly 150 colleges participated, representing all three NCAA divisions, the NAIA and JUCO programs.

The raters rewarded their efforts, moving Cornerstone up for the third straight week. Last week the women stood 15th on the NAIA list, matching their highest positions from 2009 and 2000. Today's move to 14th marked the highest ranking since the program began in 1990.

"I don't want it to be a big deal," said senior captain, Julia Contreras. "This is what we were supposed to do.  I don't want us to be comfortable just because we're moving up."

Friday, October 5 the women face conference rival, Aquinas currently ranked 9th at the Michigan Intercollegiate Championships. Hosted by Calvin College this year, the race takes place at 4:45 p.m. at the Gainey Athletic Complex.

  • Nov. 22 - (RV) Women's Cross Country @ NAIA Championships (Rim Rock Farm - Lawrence, Kan.) - No Team Score
  • Nov. 8 - Women's Cross Country @ WHAC Championships (Riverside Park - Grand Rapids, Mich.) - 3rd of 10
  • Oct. 25 - Women's Cross Country @ NAIA Great Lakes Invitational (Hosted by Aquinas College - Walker, Mich.) - 10th of 35
  • Oct. 11 - (20) Women's Cross Country @ NAIA Preview Meet (Hosted at Rim Rock Farm - Lawrence, Kan.) - 14th of 32
  • Oct. 10 - (20) Women's Cross Country @ Jayhawk Invitational (Hosted by Muskegon CC - Muskegon, Mich.) - No Team Score
  • Sep. 26 - (19) Women's Cross Country @ Brissman-Lundeen Invitational (Hosted by Augustana College - Rock Island, Ill.) - 6th of 34
  • Sep. 13 - (11) Women's Cross Country @ Knight Invitational (Hosted by Calvin College - Grand Rapids, Mich.) - 5th of 25
  • Aug. 30 - (11) Women's Cross Country @ Vanderbilt Invitational (Hosted by Hope College - Holland, Mich.) - 2nd of 4