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Providence Women's Cross Country Finishes 16th at NCAA Championships

Providence Women's Cross Country Finishes 16th at NCAA Championships

Junior Bella Burda (Pleasant Valley, N.Y.) led the Wildcats with a 65th place overall finish. More than 60 runners crossed the finish line within 30 seconds of Burda's time, as a crowded field of more than 250 runners stayed tightly packed throughout.

The field consists of 31 qualifying teams - 18 automatic qualifiers and 13 at-large selections - with 38 runners who individually qualified for the event competing as well.

Lucki became the first Maryland runner since the 2011 season to advance to the NCAA Championship meet and just the second Terp to make the meet since 1988.




University of Southern Indiana junior Hope Jones (Cumberland, Indiana) finished 59th at the Women's NCAA II Cross Country Championships at Angel Mounds Saturday morning in Evansville, Indiana. Sophomore Katie Rainsberger was the top UO finisher. There were two BIG EAST teams in Saturday's race, with Villanova coming in ahead of 16th place Providence (400 team points).

In the individual showdown, Knight showed why his No. 1 rank was legitimate all season by kicking hard and holding on down the homestretch - away from Baxter - to earn his, and Syracuse's, first-ever individual NCAA title.