PENSACOLA, Fla. - The UC San Diego women's cross country team finished its season in 16th place out of 24 teams at the NCAA Division II National Championships on Saturday at the Escambria County Equestrian Center in Pensacola, Florida. The race was one of six NCAA D-II National Championship events to be held on the day as part of the NCAA D-II Fall Sports Championships Festival hosted by the University of West Florida.
UCSD was paced on the day by junior Diane Dunn who finished in 38th place with her time of 21:34.7. She narrowly missed out on All-America accolades as the top-30 finishers earned that status. Senior Nina Miller concluded her Triton career with a 59th place finish in a time of 22:00.4. Amanda Burkhardt finished just one second behind Miller, crossing the line in a time of 22:01.4, good enough for 62nd place.
Ashleigh Montgomery and Catherine Strouse rounded out the UCSD scorers on the day, finishing in 84th and 126th places, respectively, with their times of 22:33.7 and 23:24.5. The Tritons also ran Jessica DiMascio and Jordana Henderson who finished in 148th and 155th places out of 187 runners in the race. DiMascio had a time of 24:09.0 while Henderson crossed the finish line in a time of 24:57.2.
Cal State L.A. was the top team finisher from the West Region, finishing fourth overall with their team total of 169, 200 points better than UCSD. Adams State College won their fourth-straight NCAA D-II women's cross country title with their team total of 94 points. Chico State finished 9th overall with its team total of 228 points.