The Ducks, ranked 12th heading into the meet, nipped Michigan by a single point, 125 to 126 for the women's title. Cash was the second runner for Oregon, which also got a fourth place finish from freshman standout Allie Rainsberger.
Cash's time was 20:08 for 6K. Missouri's Karissa Schweizer
was a surprise winner, sprinting home to victory in 19:41. Sharon Lokedi of the
University of Kansas placed fifth in 19:52.
It was the second time that Cash has earned All American
status in cross country, and the sixth time in her career. She has previously earned
All American honors on the track: twice in the outdoor 1500, once in the indoor
3000 and once in the outdoor 5000.
Cash dominated Kansas distance running from 2011 through
2012, winning the state cross country title in both of those years. She also
swept the 800 and 1600 titles, and added the 3200 in 2012. She was injured and
did not compete at the state track and field championships her senior year
She is now a redshirt junior at Oregon.
Donley competes for
the U.S. Naval Academy
Also at the Division I cross country championships, former Sacred Heart-Salina standout Cory Donley placed 221st in the men's race. His time was 31:57 for 10K.