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Women's Cross Country

Women's Cross Country Takes Ninth at Les Duke Invite

Sep 14, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women's Cross Country team was finally able to get their season started after having the first scheduled race of the year cancelled because of heat. The Spartans came ready to run at the Les Duke Invitational hosted by Grinnell College taking ninth place in the 12 team field. The top finisher for UD was Brenda Nava in 27th place with a time of 24:36 on the 6K course.

Women's Cross Country at Brissman/Lundeen Invite

Sep 27, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women's Cross Country team placed 19th of 33 teams at the 2013 Brissman/Lundeen Invitational hosted by Augustana College. The Spartans showed fresh legs after nearly two weeks of preperation. Brenda Nava was the top finisher for UD at 24:46.1, good for 93rd of 415 total runners.

Ninth Place for Spartan Women at Wisconsin Lutheran

Oct 5, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women’s Cross Country team competed at the Warrior Invitation hosted by Wisconsin Luther College on Saturday. The Spartans finished 9th in the 29 team race with 280 points. Brenda Nava led UD with a time of 25:14.9 in the 6,000 meter race at Greenfield Park.

Busjahn Leads Spartans at Coe

Oct 12, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women’s Cross Country team competed at the Lamb/Kohawk Invitational hosted by Coe College on Saturday morning. The Spartans finished fifth of five teams with 112 points. Rachael Busjahn led UD with a ninth place finish at 24:41.1 on the 6,000 meter course at Noelridge Park.

Six Spartans PR at Dr. Tucker Invite

Oct 20, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women's Cross Country team found its stride on Friday afternoon at the Dr. Tucker Invitational hosted by Loras College. Running at the Dubuque Soccer Complex, six of seven UD runners finished with new personal record times at 6,000 meters. Rachel Busjahn paced the Spartans in 18th place at 24:20.5, the ninth fastest time in UD history.

Spartans Seventh at IIAC Championships

Nov 2, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women's Cross Country team finished in seventh place at the 2013 IIAC Cross Country Championships, hosted by Central. The Spartans top finisher on the 6,000 meter course was Fabiola Ortiz in 30th place overall at 24:43.2. A total of 120 runners competed on Saturday morning at the Central College Cross Country Course. UD will now begin preparing for the NCAA DIII Central Regional at St. Olaf College on November 16th.

Women's Cross Country at NCAA Division III Regional

Nov 16, 2013
The University of Dubuque Women's Cross Country team finished in 23rd place of 27 teams at the NCAA Division III Central Regional Championships, hosted by St. Olaf College. The Spartans top finisher on the 6,000 meter course was Rachael Busjahn in 102nd place overall at 24:33.64. A total of 186 runners competed on Saturday morning at St. Olaf.

Spartans XC Earns USTFCCCA All-Academic Award

Feb 17, 2014
The University of Dubuque Men’s and Women's Cross Country teams earned the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team Award. The Dubuque women tied for the 18th best Grade Point Average in Division-III at 3.63. The UD men earned the award for the second straight year. A team must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.1 to earn the award.

Women Harriers Paced by Ortiz at 53rd Les Duke Invitational

Sep 13, 2014
The University of Dubuque's Fabiola Ortiz finished just a minute out of first place for the Spartan women's cross country team at the 53rd Les Duke Invitational hosted by Grinnell College. Ortiz, a freshman, finished the 6K race in 6th place overall in a time 23:07.

Women Harriers Capture Best Finish of Year at Wisconsin Lutheran Invite

Oct 4, 2014
The University of Dubuque women’s cross country team placed second at the Wisconsin Lutheran Warrior Invitational in highest finish of the year. Fabiola Ortiz did her thing and led the Spartans with a 3rd place overall finish in 23:05 on a slower, more challenging 6k course.

Duo of Ortiz and Nava Pace Spartans to 3rd Place at Dr. Tucker Invite

Oct 17, 2014
Fabiola Ortiz placed second overall at Loras Dr. Tucker Invite on Friday afternoon. Teammate Brenda Nava placed seventh overall, the duo helped lead the Spartans to a third place finish.