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Women’s Cross Country Secures First Nationals Bid Since 2014

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A stream of posts hit social media as the women’s cross country team members and supporters learned of the team’s invitation to the NCAA Championships. Shortly after placing third at regionals — the NCAA Great Lakes Championships — the Yeowomen received the unprecedented news that they had received an “at-large” bid for nationals.

The team gathered this week for one of the season’s final practices before taking off to Winneconne, WI, to compete at nationals. While just seven athletes will compete — College seniors Linnea Halsten and Sarah Ridley; College juniors Marija Crook, Oona Jung-Beeman, Shannon Wargo, and Joy Castro-Wehr; and College sophomore Corrie Purcell — the spirits of all 34 team members will be felt as teammates and loved ones cheer on the competitors.

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