JOPLIN — The Pitt State women's cross country team raced to a 24th place finish among the 32-team field at the 2012 NCAA Division II National Championships Saturday (Nov. 17).
The Gorillas, making their third straight appearance at the national championships, posted a 544-point team score in the six-kilometer race at the Missouri Southern State University Cross Country Course.
Grand Valley State University captured the national title with a low 101 score, edging Augustana College (104) by three points and halting the Vikings bid for back-to-back titles.
Senior Kaley Temaat finished in the 73rd scored position in the race, crossing the finish line in 22 minutes, 5.9 seconds. Sophomore Alex Moase finished second on the squad in 91st scored position in 22:26.6. Sophomore Bridgette McCormick (112th, 22:40.1), sophomore Cate Dunn (120th, 22:43.9) and junior Casey Epps (148th, 22:58.0) rounded out the Gorillas top five performers.