Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athletics is ranked third in the 2017-18 Division III Learfield Directors’ Cup standings, the program’s highest finish ever. This is the second-straight year that CMS has finished in the top-5 in the country.
For the 10th-straight year and 30th time in program history, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athletic Department claimed the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s Combined All-Sports Trophy. The Athenas earned 94 points this season and won the All-Sports Trophy on the women’s side by a 19-point margin, claiming their eighth-straight and 23rd overall. The Stags finished third in the standings on the men’s side with 65.5 points. Pomona-Pitzer won the men’s All-Sports Trophy.
Bryn McKillop (SC) capped off a tremendous senior season with a Runner-Up finish in the National Championships on a wet and windy Saturday morning in Eslah, Ill. McKillop helped lead the Athenas to a 12th-place finish (402 team points) in the 32-team field. The 12th-place team finish marks the seventh-straight season that the Athenas have finished in the top-15 in the country.
Just outside of St. Louis, in Elsah, Ill. the men’s and women’s cross country teams will race in the NCAA Championships at the North Farm Facility on Saturday morning. The women’s team enters the National Championship as the fifth-ranked team in the country and an automatic qualifier from the West Region after claiming the regional title last weekend by 51 points over the second-place team.
On Tuesday, U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCA) named Bryn McKillop the NCAA Division III West Regional Athlete of the year, an award given based off of a vote by member coaches in the region. McKillop took home the award after winning the West Regional Championships over the weekend with a time of 21:07.6, an 18-second improvement for her on the course.
The No. 6 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s cross country team won their first NCAA West Regional Title since 2013 with a victory at the Regional on Saturday morning. The Athenas finished with 58 team points, 51 points ahead of the second-place Whitworth Pirates (109 points). Bryn McKillop (SC) dominated the field to claim the individual title with a time of 21:07.51. McKillop finished over 20 second ahead of second-place finisher Lauren Hamilton from Pomona-Pitzer (21:28.09).
On Saturday morning, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps cross country teams will make the short walk across the street to Pomona-Pitzer to race in the NCAA West Regional. The Athenas enter the race ranked as the top team in the region and sixth team in the country while the Stags stand third in the region and 27th nationally. The women’s race will begin at 9:00 a.m. while the men will start at 10:00 a.m.
On Thursday afternoon the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) announced the All-Conference teams for women’s cross country. Bryn McKillop (SC) was named the SCIAC Athlete of the Year to lead nine Athenas on All-Conference teams. In addition to the nine runners honored, John Goldhammer and the Athenas’ coaching staff was named the Coaching Staff of the Year in the SCIAC.
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's cross country placed five runners in the top ten and 12 in the top 24 to claim their eighth-straight SCIAC Championship on Saturday morning. Running at Prado Park in Chino, the Athenas ran away from the field, scoring 30 team points, topping second-place Occidental (80 points) by 50 points. Bryn McKillop (SC) continued her impressive senior season by winning the individual title in a time of 22:36.55 in the 6K race.
Tomorrow morning, the Stags and Athenas begin the postseason with the SCIAC Championships on Saturday morning at Prado Regional Park in Chino, Calif. The morning will kick off with the men getting underway at 9:00 a.m. The women’s race will follow at 9:45 a.m. The Athenas head into the postseason ranked No. 5 in the country while the Stags check-in at No. 25 in Division III.
The No. 7 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s cross country team cruised to a victory in the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational with six of the top 12 finishers and a total of 33 team points. For the fifth time this season, Bryn McKillop (SC) took the top spot in a race. On Satruday morning, McKillop finished the 6K race in a time of 21:24.99 to finish more than 16 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher.
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s cross country team brought out the brooms as the Athenas swept through the SCIAC Dual Meet 7-0. Despite the high number of slopes at La Mirada Regional Park, the Athenas managed to see four runners in the top-10 and seven in the top-15.
Early Saturday morning the Athenas’ cross country team ran in the UC Riverside Invitational. Thirteen non-Division I institutions competed and of those 13 teams, the Athenas finished the race in fifth-place with a team score of 131.
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s cross country team hit the road on Saturday morning to race in the Biola Invitational. The Athenas cruised to a comfortable victory over the 11 teams in attendance. CMS finished with four of the seven fastest times including a first-place finish from Bryn McKillop (SC) in 17:48.61. McKillop was over seven seconds faster than the second place finisher in the race.
Over the next week the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) will release their Preseason Coaches Polls. Each team’s preseason rankings were determined through a poll filled out by the respective head coaches in the conference.
During the 2016-17 academic year, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps athletic department won 14 hard-fought regular season championships in the Southern Californian Intercollegiate and its athletes were honored with many outstanding awards.
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps is joining NCAA Division III programs nationwide to celebrate the impact of athletics and student-athletes on college campuses. From April 3-9, CMS will be sharing videos that document just a few of the hundreds of stories about why our student-athletes play DIII.
NEW ORLEANS, Louis. – Following a strong showing at the 2016 NCAA Division III Championship this past Saturday, three runners from the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps cross country program were named on the 2016 United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association All-American Team.
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's cross country team finished in fifth place for the highest result in program history while the women's team placed 15th, three places better than their pre-championships poll placement, in the 2016 NCAA Division III National Championship.
CLAREMONT, Calif. – Following a first and second-place finish at the NCAA Regionals, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps cross country program will fly out to Louisville, Kentucky for the 2016 NCAA Cross Country Championship on Saturday, Nov. 19.
SALEM, Oreg. – The weather was not ideal for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps cross country team on Saturday morning at Bush's Pasture Park, as the Stags and Athenas had to battle light showers in 56 degree weather and 18 miles per hour winds. Regardless, the two teams grinded it out to earn a trip to the NCAA Division III Championships.
With the SCIAC Championships in the bag, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps cross country program will be heading to Salem, Oregon this Saturday to compete in the NCAA West Regionals. The men will be looking for a three-peat, having won the last two regionals and taking three in the last four years. The Athenas on the other hand will be looking to stop Willamette from repeating, falling in second place behind them the last two years.
CLAREMONT, Calif. – Following the SCIAC Championships on Saturday, October 29, the conference named 13 runners from Claremont-Mudd-Scripps cross country program on the All-SCIAC team, six from the men’s team and seven from the women’s.