Women's Cross Country & Half Marathon

Lansing repeats as DI women's XC champs


EL DORADO, Kan.  – Lansing (Mich.) edged Iowa Central by three team points to take home its second consecutive NJCAA Division I Women's Cross Country Championship Saturday at the Prairie Trails Golf Course. 

  • Five Lansing runners placed in the top 35, including three in the top 20
  • Casey Mossholder was Lansing's top performer, placing 11th overall with a time of 18:22.22
  • Leanne Pompeani of Iowa Central defending her individual crown, crossing the finish line first with a time of 17:11.34  
  • Pompeani is the first runner to win back-to-back individual titles since Adeh Mwamba of South Plains (TX) accomplished the feat in 2002 and 2003
  • Lansing joins Iowa Central, Ricks (ID) and Barton County (KS) as the only programs to win one or more consecutive titles since NJCAA launched Division I women's cross country in 1991 

Photos courtesy of Butler Athletics 

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