Oneda helps Hopkins women win D-III cross country national title

November 18, 2012|From Sun staff reports

The Johns Hopkins women's cross country team totaled 153 points to capture its first NCAA Division III women's cross country national championship Saturday in Terre Haute, Ind.

The title is the first women's national championship in any sport in Johns Hopkins history, and first Division III title since men's swimming in 1979.

Hopkins defeated runner-up Wartburg by 63 points, the greatest margin of victory in a women's Division III championship race since 2002. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps finished third with 233 points.

Three Blue Jays placed in the top 35 to achieve All-America status, as freshman Hannah Oneda (Winters Mill) finished 10th, junior Holly Clarke 25th, and senior Annie Monagle 32nd. Clarke is the first two-time All-American in program history.

"The goal was to win nationals from the beginning," Oneda said. "I was relieved to earn All-America and I was excited to know that we had achieved our goal."

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