The No. 24 Eastern Michigan women’s cross country team finished at 9 overall with a total of 316 points at the NCAA Championships on Saturday, Nov. 19, in Terre Haute, Indiana.
The Eagles were led by a strong performance from junior Jordann McDermitt, who ran the 6,000 meter race for a time of 20:14.6 and finished 24th overall. Following McDermitt, was sophomore Natalie Cizmas, who finished 70th overall with a time of 20:41.1, senior Alsu Bogdanova, who finished 81st overall with a time of 20:44.5, sophomore Sydney Meyers, who finished 102nd overall with a time of 20:51.0, junior Sofie Gallein, who finished 129th overall with a time of 20:57.6, and junior Anna Aldrich, who finished 241st overall with a time of 22:43.1.
This marks the end of a dominant season by the women’s cross country team. Eastern Michigan finished much higher in the NCAA Championships than their No. 24 rank would have suggested. For the Eagles, this was their best finish in the NCAA Championships in the team’s history, beating out their 22nd place finish in 1996.