Recent Women's Cross Country Headlines
Rio's Lucy Williams earned her second straight individual title in Saturday's Patty Forgey Invitational
Sat, Sep. 24, 2016 - [Women's Cross Country]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio - The University of Rio Grande women's cross country team opened the 2016 season in successful fashion, posting a first-place finish at the 46th Annual Rio Grande/Patty Forgey Cross Country Invitational, Saturday afternoon, at the University of Rio Grande.
    Sophomore Lucy Williams (Athens, OH) led the RedStorm, - which had each of the top three finishers and six of the top nine - by taking first place individually for the second straight year, completing the 5K course in 20:08. The RedStorm also had sophomore Maggie Dellinger (Washington Court House, OH) and junior Keri Lawrence (Reedsville, OH) take second and third place, respectively, with times of 20:22 and 20:31.
    Rio Grande finished with 21 points on the day, while Ohio Valley University (42 pts.) and the University of Pikeville (70 pts.) rounded out the team totals.

Rio Grande's Lucy Williams will look for a second straight women's individual title in Saturday's Patty Forgey Invitational
Fri, Sep. 23, 2016 - [Cross Country]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio - More than 900 runners representing 55 schools in six divisions will be on the University of Rio Grande campus on Saturday for the 2016 Patty Forgey Invitational cross country meet.
    The event, which is in its 46th year, includes a men's and women's division for college teams, as well as a boys' and girls' division for junior high/middle school teams and high school squads.
    "Aside from the times that we host a conference championship and or advance to anything on the national level, this is the biggest event on our schedule," said veteran Rio Grande head coach Bob Willey. "It's a great way to bring people to our campus and introduce them to the University of Rio Grande. There's a lot of work that goes into it but, at the same time, it also gives our athletes the opportunity to run at home."
    The meet, which serves as the season opener for Rio Grande, will get underway at 10 a.m. with the girls' high school division, with the boys' high school division to follow at 10:40 a.m. The junior high girls' division begins at 11:20 a.m. and precedes the junior high boys' division race at 11:55 p.m.
    The women's college race begins at 12:30 p.m. and the men's college event follows at 1:10 p.m. to close out the day.

Sophomore Lucy Williams is among the returnees for Rio Grande, which was tabbed No. 2 in the RSC preseason poll
Sun, Aug. 21, 2016 - [Women's Cross Country]

RSC Sports Information
    FLORENCE, Ky. - Defending conference champion Point Park (Pa.) University was on top at the end of last year and starts this season predicted first in the 2016 River States Conference Women's Cross Country Preseason Coaches' Poll.
    Point Park garnered eight of the possible 11 first-place votes in the poll, which was conducted with voting from the league's 12 women's cross country head coaches. Point Park received 111 points in the poll to edge out the University of Rio Grande (Ohio), which got two first-place votes and 109 points to place second.
    Asbury (Ky.) University received one first-place vote and was picked third with 103 points. The top three teams separated themselves with each getting over 100 points.

Rio juniors Alex Ellis (left) and Katie Glover (right) were recently named NAIA Scholar-Athletes
Thu, Dec. 10, 2015 - [Women's Cross Country]

Rio Grande/NAIA Sports Information
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Two member of the University of Rio Grande women's cross country team were among the 210 student-athletes recently recognized by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) as 2015 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes.
    Juniors Alex Ellis (Ona, WV) and Katie Glover (Ashville, OH) represented the RedStorm on the list. Ellis is a Marketing and Business Management major, while Glover is majoring in Accounting with a minor in Marketing.

Freshman Lucy Williams was second among KIAC runners and 130th overall in Saturday's NAIA championship
Sat, Nov. 21, 2015 - [Women's Cross Country]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Freshman Lucy Williams ran to a 130th place finish for the University of Rio Grande in Saturday's NAIA Women's Cross Country National Championship at McAlpine Creek Park.
    Williams, who hails from Athens, Ohio, completed the 5K course in 19:15. She was the only Rio runner in the competition.

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Fri, Nov. 20, 2015 - [Cross Country]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio – A quartet of runners representing the University of Rio Grande will be among those participating in the 2015 NAIA Cross Country National Championship on Saturday at McAlpine Creek Park in Charlotte, N.C.
    The RedStorm women will be represented by freshman Lucy Williams (Athens, OH), while the trio of juniors Blake Freed (Uhrichsville, OH) and Dallas Guy (Buffalo, OH) and freshman Mike Norris (Dayton, OH) will represent the Rio men.
    The men's national championship race is set for a 10:30 a.m. start, with the women's race to follow at 11:30 a.m.

River States Conference