Recent Women's Cross Country Headlines
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Thu, Aug. 14, 2014 - [Women's Cross Country]

Rio Grande/KIAC Sports Information
    BEREA, Ky. - The University of Rio Grande women's cross country team has been picked to finish fifth in the 2014 Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference preseason coaches' poll released Thursday.
    The RedStorm received 44 points in the balloting of the league's 10 coaches. Coaches were not permitted to vote for their own squad.

Rio Grande junoir Brittany Piccone was among the 295 runners named as NAIA Scholar-Athletes
Rio Grande junoir Brittany Piccone was among the 295 runners named as NAIA Scholar-Athletes
Tue, Nov. 26, 2013 - [Women's Cross Country]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    LAWRENCE, Kan. - The University of Rio Grande's Brittany Piccone is among the 295 women's cross country athletes named a 2013 Daktronics-Scholar Athlete by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

Junior Brittany Piccone was one of two Rio Grande runners named Academic All-MSC
Junior Brittany Piccone was one of two Rio Grande runners named Academic All-MSC
Mon, Nov. 11, 2013 - [Women's Cross Country]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio - Two members of the University of Rio Grande cross country team - one each from the men's and women's side - have been honored for their accomplishments in the classroom.
    Junior Brittany Piccone and sophomore Kyle Sanborn have both been named to the Mid-South Conference Academic All-Conference Team.
    Piccone, a native of Crooksville, Ohio, is carrying a 3.915 grade point average as an Education major.
    Sanborn, a native of Dover, Ohio, is majoring in Sports & Exercise and currently holds a 3.667 GPA.

Freshman Blake Freed had Rio Grande's top finish in Saturday MSC cross country championship
Freshman Blake Freed had Rio Grande's top finish in Saturday MSC cross country championship
Sat, Nov. 9, 2013 - [Cross Country]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio - The University of Rio Grande men's cross country team finished third, while the RedStorm women finished sixth as a team in Saturday's Mid-South Conference championship meet on the URG campus.
    Freshman Blake Freed (Uhrichsville, OH) recorded the top time among the Rio men, completing in the 8k course in a time of 27:06 for 10th place. A total of 98 runners participated in the men's division.
    Junior Brittany Piccone (Crooksville, OH) had the best finish among the RedStorm ladies, crossing the line at the end of the 5k course in a time of 20:07 for a 13th place showing among the 71 runners in the field.

Fri, Nov. 8, 2013 - [Cross Country]

Rio Grande/MSC Sports Information
    COLUMBIA, Ky. - The University of Rio Grande will play host to the 2013 Mid-South Conference Men and Women's Cross Country Championships on Saturday morning.
    The women's 5,000-meter championship begins at 10:15 a.m. ET followed by the men's 8,000-meter race at 11 a.m. ET on the Rio Grande course.

Rio senior Joe Taranto had the RedStorm's top finish at Saturday's Great Lakes Challenge
Rio senior Joe Taranto had the RedStorm's top finish at Saturday's Great Lakes Challenge
Sat, Oct. 26, 2013 - [Cross Country]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The University of Rio Grande men's cross country team placed 15th, while the RedStrom women finished 26th as a team at Saturday's NAIA Great Lakes Challenge Cross Country Invitiational hosted by Aquinas College.
    Senior Joe Taranto (Pickerington, OH) had the best finish among Rio's men's runners, taking 57th place after completing the 8k course in a time of 26:28. A total of 387 runners participated in the men's division.
    Fellow senior Brittany Piccone (Crooksville, OH) had the top time among the RedStorm women, completing the 5k course in 19:41 for 90th place in the 363-runner field.