Recent Women's Cross Country Headlines
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.

Freshman Lucy Williams earned a trip to the NAIA Nationals with a fourth place finish in the KIAC Championship
Sun, Nov. 8, 2015 - [Women's Cross Country]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio - Lucy Williams was one of three top 10 finishers for the University of Rio Grande, helping the RedStorm women to a runner-up finish at the 2015 Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship, Saturday morning, at the Rio Grande Cross Country Course.
    Williams, a freshman from Athens, Ohio, finished fourth in a time of 19:25 and earned one of four berths to the NAIA National Championship reserved for individuals not on the winning team.
    Point Park's Katie Guarnaccia's time of 18:57 was tops among the 82 runners in the 5K race, helping the Pioneers to the team title and a trip to the national meet, which is scheduled for Nov. 21 in Charlotte, N.C.
    Sophomores Keri Lawrence (Reedsville, OH) and Rachel Ball (Chillicothe, OH) finished ninth and 10th, respectively, for the RedStorm with times of 20:02 and 20:20.
    Rio Grande finished with 63 points as a team, 13 behind champion Point Park, while Asbury University finished a distant third with 91 points.

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Fri, Nov. 6, 2015 - [Cross Country]

KIAC/Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio - The 2015 Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Men's & Women's Cross Country Championship Meet is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 7, at the University of Rio Grande Cross Country Course.
    The women's race will begin at 10:15 a.m., with the men's race to follow at 11 a.m.
    The conference's 11 women's cross country teams and 11 men's teams will be competing for an automatic bid - which will be awarded to the KIAC men's and women's team champions - to the NAIA Cross Country National Championships, which are set for Saturday, Nov. 21 in Charlotte, N.C.
    Individuals will also be competing for NAIA national meet qualification. The top four individuals not from the championship team in each gender will qualify for nationals. Individual national qualifiers must finish within the top 15 placements of the KIAC meet.

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