Oregon Tech Women's Cross Country Named CCC Team of the Week


LA GRANDE, Ore. –The Oregon Tech women's cross-country team has been named the "Under Armour Team of the Week" for November 12-18, the Cascade Collegiate Conference announced Sunday.

In a field of 36 teams and 340 runners, the Oregon Tech women's cross-country team finished first to capture the NAIA National Championship Friday, the first in school history in cross country.

The Owls were led by Seniors Susie Garza (17:36), Cindy Reed (17:37), and Danielle De Castro (17:49) as they finished 4th ,5th, and 12th respectively, garnering All-American status.

Senior Annika Anderson (18:25) and Freshman Faith Widman (18:29) came up big for the Owls as they both improved by 10 or more places over the last mile to help seal the title for Oregon Tech.

The National Championship was the third for the Cascade Conference in Women's Cross Country and first since Northwest Christian won it in 2015 and Northwest in 2002. Oregon Tech will look to defend their title next year at Historic Fort Vancouver in Vancouver, Wash., on November 22, 2019. It will be the 6th time the CCC will have hosted the NAIA National Championships.

Press release from Oregon Tech Sports Information.

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