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Women's Cross Country News

Image: 2013 WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY PREVIEW

2013 WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY PREVIEW

The Vikings had an impressive year in women's cross country, winning the St. Ambrose Invitational and the College of DuPage Invitational. Coach Fred Whiteside's team also performed well at the CCIW championship meet, finishing in second place.

Image: After CCIW runner-up in 2012, Vikings look for more

After CCIW runner-up in 2012, Vikings look for more

Despite the fact that his team lost one of the best distance runners in Augustana history, Vikings' head coach Fred Whiteside is optimistic heading into the 2013 season. Although Sarahbeth Jones graduated after a tremendous career, Whiteside thinks his team, which placed second in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin and ninth in the NCAA Midwest Regional last year, has plenty of returning runners to pick up the slack.

Image: Busy fall awaits Augustana women harriers

Busy fall awaits Augustana women harriers

It will be a busy fall for the Augustana women's cross country team and long-time head coach Fred Whiteside. The Vikings will begin the season on August 30 at the Fighting Bee Opener and will not take a weekend through the time they host the NCAA Division III Midwest Regional on November 16 at Saukie Golf Course.

Image: 2012 WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY REVIEW

2012 WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY REVIEW

Led by two-time team MVP Sarahbeth Jones, coach Fred Whiteside's Augustana cross country team brought home a second-place CCIW finish and a ninth-place finish at this year's NCAA Division III Midwest Regional. The Vikings, who were ninth in the final USTFCCCA Midwest Region rankings, also won the College of DuPage and St. Ambrose Invitationals, as well as their only dual meet vs. St. Ambrose.

Image: Jones is repeat MVP in women's cross country

Jones is repeat MVP in women's cross country

For the second consecutive season, Augustana senior distance standout Sarahbeth Jones has been named as the Vikings' Most Valuable Runner. She has been the number one performer for veteran head coach Fred Whiteside's team in each of the past two seasons.

 

Scores

11.10.2012
Augustana vs. NCAA Midwest Regional
9th

11.1.2012
Augustana vs. North Central Open
4th

10.27.2012
Augustana vs. CCIW Championships
2nd of 8

10.13.2012
Augustana vs. Wisconsin-Oshkosh Invitational
14th of 37

10.6.2012
Augustana vs. Pre-National Meet
Sarahbeth Jones finished second

10.6.2012
Augustana vs. St. Ambrose Invitational
1st of 10

9.28.2012
Augustana vs. College of DuPage Invitational
1st of 8

9.21.2012
Augustana vs. Brissman-Lundeen Invitational
3rd of 32

9.14.2012
Augustana vs. Illinois Intercollegiate Championships
9th of 30

8.31.2012
Augustana vs. St. Ambrose Dual
Augustana wins 29-31