Women's cross country

  • 1981 NCAA Div. III champions
  • Nine All-Americans
  • Three national top-10 team finishes

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All-time Dutch cross country records

Beth Cunningham

All-Americans

Year-by-year results


All-time records

5,000 meters – 17:50, Cam Ratering, NCAA Division III regional,Credit Island, Davenport, 1980
6,000 meters – 21:53, Beth Cunningham, Augustana Brissman-Lundeen Inv., Credit Island, Davenport, Sept. 24, 2004
Two miles – 11:19, Lori Nolte, 1978
Three miles – Cam Ratering, 17:33, Wartburg Inv., Waverly, Oct. 31, 1981

LEFT: 6,000-meter school record holder Beth Cunningham at 2004 NCAA Division III national meet in Eau Claire, Wis.

Central College Cross Country Course records
(course opened in 2004)

Women's 5,000 meters – 18:10, Obsie Birru, Grand View, Sept. 6, 2008
Women's collegiate 5,000 meters – 18:10, Obsie Birru, Grand View, Sept. 6, 2008
Women's collegiate 6,000 meters – 20:15, Missy Buttry, Wartburg, Oct. 30, 2004
Girls' high school 4,000 meters – 14:42, Madison Waymire, Dallas Center-Grimes, Sept. 18, 2010


Central Dutch Invitational meet records

Women's collegiate 5,000 meters – 18:10, Obsie Birru, Grand View, Sept. 6, 2008
Girls' high school 4,000 meters – 14:50, Danielle Nowasell, Grinnell, Sept. 1, 2007


Central's national championship meet history

Year Name NCAA finish Team finish
1979+ Cam Ratering 13th* 4th*
  Julia Nowlan 24th* 4th*
  Robin Rasmussen 35th* 4th*
  Becky Wilson 42nd* 4th*
  Laurie Haddy 51st* 4th*
  Lori Nolte DNF 4th*
  Deb Worden DNF 4th*
1980+ Cam Ratering 6th* 6th*
  Lori Nolte 43rd* 6th*
  Robin Rasmussen 66th* 6th*
  Deb Worden 76th* 6th*
  Kim Lehman 84th* 6th*
  Laurie Haddy 96th* 6th*
  Kristi Ostrich 125th* 6th*
1981+ Jackie Schwers 5th 1st
  Lori Nolte 7th 1st
  Cam Ratering 9th 1st
  Robin Rasmussen 11th 1st
  Jan Sedlacek 15th 1st
  Kim Lehman 26th 1st
  Kathy Simon 31st 1st
1982 Julia Nowlan   --
1984 Ingrid Elvebak 47th --
1986 Ingrid Elvebak 29th --
  Connie Kemp 57th --
1989 Teresa Newcomb 53rd --
1990 Teresa Newcomb 54th --
2004 Beth Cunningham 20th --
2006 Angie Berry 37th --
2007 Angie Berry 63rd  
2009+ Amber Mayer 69th 19th
  Angie Berry 94th 19th
  Hannah Anderson 116th 19th
  Amy Ledvina 162nd 19th
  Mel McDermott 221st 19th
  Melanie Louis 232nd 19th
  Rachelle Tipton 270th 19th

All-Americans in bold

+qualified as a team. Others earned national meet berths individually.

*Central competed in the AIAW prior to 1981, when the first NCAA Division III women's championship was held.


Top 6,000 meter runners

1. Beth Cunningham 21:53 Sept. 24, 2004
2. Angie Berry 22:23 Nov. 10, 2007
3. Jill Rozendaal 22:28 Sept. 23, 2005
4. Amber Mayer 22:30 Nov. 14, 2009
5. Jessica Clark 22:51 Oct. 18, 2008
6. Hannah Anderson 23:02 Nov. 14, 2009
7. Mel McDermott 23:05 Oct. 17, 2012
8. Nicki Thomas 23:05 Sept. 23, 2005
9. Amy Ledvina 23:12 Nov. 14, 2009
10. Lori Risser 23:20 Sept. 24, 2004
11. Teresa Wauters 23:33 Sept. 21, 2002
12. Emma Nelson 23:40 Oct. 17, 2012
13. Claudia Garcia 23:40 Oct. 16, 2010
14. Katie Elsbernd 23:40 Nov. 16, 2002
15. Shelby Mendoza 23:47 Oct. 17, 2012
16. Sara Crippen 23:47 Nov. 11, 2010
17. Melanie Louis 23:49 Oct. 29, 2011
18. Heidi Rathje 23:54 Sept. 23, 2005
19. Alyssa Eaves 23:55 Oct. 17, 2012
20. Mackenzie Lauman 23:58 Sept. 23, 2005


Cross country group


Top 5,000 meter runners

1. Cam Ratering 17:50 1980
2. Connie Kemp 17:53 1986
3. Lori Nolte 18:00.5 1981
4. Jackie Schwers 18:06 1981
5. Ingrid Elvebak 18:14 1986
6. Kim Lehman 18:18 1981
7. Jean Sedlacek 18:20 1983
8. Suzy Van Wyngarden 18:25 2001
9. Angie Berry 18:30 2009
10. Deb Worden 18:35 1980
11. Julie Nowlan 18:40 1979
12. Teresa Newcomb 18:41 1989
13. Robin Rasmussen 18:42 1979
14. Beth Cunningham 18:43 2004
15. Jill Rozendaal 18:45 2005
16. Jill Katzer 18:49 1983
17. Teresa Wauters 18:57 2001
18. Kathy Simon 18:57.2 1981
19. Paulette Bendixen 18:59 1982
20. Jan Sedlacek 18:59.4 1981

 

Team records

Most consecutive meet championships – 6, 1985
Most meet championships, season – tie, 6, 1981, 1985

Iowa Conference championships

1982
1986

Iowa Conference MVPs

1985 – Ingrid Elvebak
1986 – Ingrid Elvebak

 

 

Iowa Conference Coach of the Year

Coach Year
Pam Richards 1985


USTFCCCA Academic Team selections

2013 - 3.17 GPA
2012 - 3.35 GPA
2011 - 3.27 GPA
2010 - 3.38 GPA
2007 - 3.30 GPA
2005 - 3.33 GPA

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