2022 NJCAA DI/DII Cross Nation Championships::: USTFCCCA

November 12, 2022

By Howard Willman, USTFCCCA
November 12, 2022 && nbsp.

Champions were crowned on Saturday at the 2022 NJCAA DI/DII Cross Nation Championships!

The satisfy was held at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee, Florida.

From The USTFCCCA InfoZone: Meets & & Outcomes|USTFCCCA Scoreboard
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Repeats controlled females’s activity, yet brand-new names were aplenty on the males’s side as the NJCAA Championships really did not dissatisfy.

2022 NJCAA DI Cross Nation Championships– Results

Male’s Group


Females’s Group


No. 1 Colby (Kan.) CC


No. 1 Southern Idaho


No. 2 Iowa Central CC


No. 2 New Mexico JC


No. 5 Northwest Kansas Technology


No. 7 Salt Lake (Utah) CC


No. 3 El Paso (Texas) CC


No. 3 Hutchinson (Kan.) CC


No. 4 New Mexico JC


No. 5 Iowa Central CC


Male’s 8k Race

Wrap-up coming quickly.

Female’s 5k Race

University of Southern Idaho made it look very easy at the surface, yet the Golden Eagles’ repeat as nationwide champs was really a lot closer than in 2014.

Ranked No. 1 all year, CSI discovered No. 2 New Mexico JC bolting to a very early lead at the initial 2 checkpoints. NMJC’s slim 76-76 lead at 2800 meters became a CSI 69-75 margin by 4k. The last kilometer saw the Golden Eagles prolong the winning margin to 18 factors, racking up 61 indicate the T-Birds’ 79. That 18-point triumph margin for CSI was tighter than in 2014’s 68-point skip. CSI had 3 top-10 markers, led by Natalya Babcock, that was 5th general in 18:26.6 for 5k.

NMJC’s runner-up surface matched it fantastic, which can be found in 2019. First-year program Salt Lake (Utah) CC amazed several with a third-place surface as the Bruins can be found in rated No. 7 in the most up to date Nationwide Trains’ Survey. Salt Lake tallied 95 factors as No. 3 Hutchinson (Kan.) CC (177) as well as No. 5 Iowa Central CC (199) completed the top-5.

One more repeat from in 2014 was the private 1-2 surface as Belief Nyathi of El Paso made a solid relocation prior to 4k to win in 17:47.8 as Iowa Western CC’s Grace Biwott (18:05.8) was runner-up once more. The 18.1-second margin was closer than in 2014’s distinction of 34.2 secs in between both.

2022 NJCAA DII Cross Nation Championships– Results

Male’s Group


Females’s Group


No. 1 Heaven Valley (Ariz.) CC


No. 1 Lansing (Mich.) CC


No. 4 Heartland (Ill.) CC


No. 2 Mesa (Ariz.) CC


No. 3 Lansing (Mich.) CC


No. 3 Heartland (Ill.) CC


No. 2 Mesa (Ariz.) CC


No. 5 Coconino (Ariz.) CC


No. 8 NorthWest Arkansas CC


No. 7 Wallace State (Ala.) CC


Male’s 8k Race

It was a delay of 11 years– as well as also a various department– for Heaven Valley (Ariz.) CC to be recognized as nationwide champs.

The No. 1 Pumas won well with 68 factors as No. 4 Heartland (Ill.) CC was runner-up with 88 factors. Heaven Valley bided its time well, disappointing up in the top-10 group standings till the 3k split, when they remained in 9th location. They updated to 7th at 4k, 5th at 5k as well as 3rd at 6k. By 7k PV was linked with No. 3 Lansing (Mich.) CC at 91 factors. The Pumas remained to boost, completed with their 20-point margin over Heartland.

Gilbert Olivas led PVCC with a fourth-place surface in 25:43.6 over 8k. Olivas was an image of renovation throughout the race, not going into the top-10 till 6k split, and after that just in 8th location. The Pumas wound up with 3 top-10 finishers as well as 4 in the top-11.

Lansing ended up in 3rd location with 94 factors. It was destiny’ finest surface in the DII nationals as well as finest in any kind of NJCAA satisfy because winning the DI satisfy in 2007. 4th location mosted likely to No. 2 Mesa (Ariz.) CC for the 2nd year straight as the Thunderbirds racked up 116. In 5th was No. 8 NorthWest Arkansas CC (148 ), ginving the Eagles its best-ever surface in the nationals.

Separately, Yotuel Garcia of Mesa resisted a fast-finishing Kevin Baranoski of CCBC Essex (Md.). Garcia led by 6.8 secs at 7k, yet Baranoski shut the space dramatically in the last actions as Garcia (25:25.4) won by 2.2 secs over Baranoski (25:27.5).

Female’s 5k Race

No. 1 as well as No. 2 made it practically as close as feasible.

Top-ranked Lansing (Mich.) CC duplicated as nationwide champs, yet simply by one factor in advance of No. 2 Mesa (Ariz.) CC as ball game was 57-58. Both teams had its top-5 joggers in the top-20 racking up settings (Lansing likewise its No. 6 amongst that team). Destiny’ leading jogger was Jana Stiffler, that was 6th general in 19:35.1, while the Thunderbirds were led by general runner-up Anna Harmon (18:44.3).

3rd location mosted likely to in 2014’s runner-up, No. 3 Heartland (Ill.) CC with 120 factors, simply in advance of 4th as well as 5th areas that required a sudden death in between No. 5 Coconino (Ariz.) CC as well as No. 7 Wallace State (Ala.) CC. Wallace State matched its best-ever surface in this satisfy from in 2014, while Coconino registered its first-known surface below.

Separately, fresher Hayley Burns of Coconino fled to a 21.5-second triumph, clocking 18:22.8 for 5k as Anna Harmon of Mesa was 2nd in 18:44.3.

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