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Villanova Women’s Cross Country wins Big East Championship

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It’s the first title for the program in a few years.

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Happy Monday, ‘Nova Nation! Not the best weekend for ‘Nova athletics, as you’ll see below, but the Women’s Cross-Country team brought salvaged it by covering themselves in glory and bringing home a Big East Championship!

They won their 15th title - far more than anyone else - and their first since 2011! And did it in a massive come-from-behind victory. Kudos, ladies!

And now, the “news.”

CHAMPIONS! Womens Cross Country Wins BIG EAST Title for 15th Time | Villanova.com
Villanova won the BIG EAST women’s cross country title for a record 15th time on Saturday afternoon and six runners earned All-BIG EAST honors in an exciting finish to the conference championships at the Wayne E. Dannehl National Cross Country Course. A strong pack of runners for the Wildcats made a big surge over the second half of the 6,000 meter race to deliver the team title by a seven-point margin over runner-up Providence and the rest of the field.

Mens Cross Country Places Third in Close Race at BIG EAST Championships | Villanova.com
The sophomore trio of Andrew Marston (Wayne, Pa.), Casey Comber (Maple Glen, Pa.) and Paul Power (Phoenixville, Pa.) led Villanova to a third place showing on Saturday morning in a remarkably close finish to the BIG EAST Championships at Wayne E. Dannehl National Cross Country Course. Each of the Wildcats top three runners earned first team All-BIG EAST honors in a race where just 17 points separated Georgetown, Butler and Villanova in the team standings.

Loss to Providence sinks Villanova’s postseason hopes | Brotherly Game
Providence scored twice in the first 16 minutes to spoil the final home game for six Wildcats.

Usual CAA powers struggling to make FCS playoffs | FOX Sports
Some of the FCS playoff staples from CAA Football are facing an uphill battle as they try to get back there next month.