BYU Women’s Cross Country won their first national championship since 2002 on Monday in Stillwater, Oklahoma at the NCAA National Championships. The championship is the Cougars’ fifth national title.
NATIONAL CHAMPIONS pic.twitter.com/0Bqvl7NkLH— BYU Track & Field/Cross Country (@BYUTFXC) March 15, 2021
The final count wasn’t close either, with the Cougars scoring 96 and North Carolina State scoring 161. The Cougars finished second in a close race last year. BYU started out behind, but they closed strong en route to taking home the championship. The meet was broadcast on ESPNU.
The Cougars are also coming off an impressive Indoor Track weekend, with the Distance Medley team placing first at the NCAA Indoor Championships and Courtney Wayment finished first individually in the 3000M.
The Cougars scoring runners finished as follows:
11. Anna Camp 20:28.3
15. Aubrey Frentheway 20:34.9
17. Whittni Orton 20:35.6
33. Sara Musselman 20:51.3
41. McKenna Lee 20:59.9
Between football, basketball and the Olympic sports, BYU Athletics is in the midst of a historic run.