Women's Cross Country - The College of Idaho

College of Idaho Completes Mission to Capture Red Banner

VANCOUVER, Wash. – [Final Results] Ellyse Tingelstad finished second overall and four runners from College of Idaho finished in the Top 10 as the Yotes claimed the 2023 NAIA Women’s Cross Country National Championship.

College of Idaho finished with 68 points, topping The Master’s (Calif.), which finished with 92. Saint Mary (Kan.) ended its spectacular season with a third-place finish (133 points), edging Milligan (Tenn.) (145 points) as 2022 National Champions Taylor (Ind.) rounded-out the top five.

In addition to Tingelstad, Sage Martin, Abbey Shirts and Kahea Figueira all finished in the Top 10.

Addy Wiley of Huntington (Ind.) was the 2023 NAIA Women’s Cross Country Individual Champion. The sophomore completed her championship race with a time of 21:04.2. Tingelstad finished just 12 seconds behind with a time of 21:16.1. Both College of Idaho runners Martin (21:39.4) and Shirts (21:41.9) finished within seconds of each other at third and fifth respectively. Mollie Gamble of Taylor (Ind.) also finished in the top five with a fourth-place finish of 21:40.2.

Following the race, College of Idaho’s Dominic Bolin was named the 2023 NAIA Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Year. This is just the second year of Bolin’s head coaching tenure.

The top 40 individual finishers were named 2023 NAIA Women’s Cross Country All-Americans.

Championship Information

NAIA Women's Cross Country Championship


November 22, 2024
Columbia, Missouri