PHILADELPHIA – Junior Maeve Stiles of the University of Pennsylvania women’s cross country team continues their season Saturday, representing the Quakers at the NCAA D1 Championship in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
STRIKE #8: NCAA DIVISION 1 CHAMPIONSHIP
Saturday, November 19th, 2022 | Stillwater, Okla.
Location: Greiner Family OSU XC course
Race of women: 6K, 10:20 a.m. EST
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A look at Maeve’s season
Stiles competes in her sixth event of the season at the national championship on Saturday and has finished in the top five in three of the five events she has competed in so far. She opened the season at the Spiked Shoe Invitational with fifth overall in the 6K. She improved on that result at last weekend’s Mid-Atlantic Regional, finishing fourth on the same course to qualify for the Nationals. She placed third at Ivy Heps in New York City.
Her best time of the season, however, came at the Paul Short Invitational in late September, where she placed 15th in one of the biggest cross-country events on the East Coast with an under-20 time of 19:57.3.
your last break
The Quakers competed in the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship at State College last Friday when the women’s team finished third overall with 106 points, their best team result in program history. The only other team to finish third was also at Penn State in 2016 with 99 points. At the top was Stiles with the best time at a regional championship in program history of 20:15.3 and fourth overall. Her fourth-place finish is the best Regionals finish in program history, only surpassing Maddie Villalba in 2018 on the Penn State Course with a time of 21:15.
Not only did she have a successful season on the gravel, but the awards followed. Stiles was named First Team All-Ivy and First Team All-Region for her efforts in the last two races. In addition, she was named Academic All-Ivy.
Penn History at NCAA Championships
Stiles is the 10th runner in the program’s history to have individually qualified for the NCAA championship, most recently Maddie Villalba in 2018. Her best finish at the championship was in 2016 when Ashley Montgomery finished 13th at the Indiana course. occupied place. No Quakers have competed in the Oklahoma State National Championship. At Penn, only two cross-country runners have earned All-America status, Montgomery in 2016 and Chris Lundy twice in 1989 and 1991.