2021 CMS Women's Cross Country News

Team huddle
CMS Women's Cross Country Moves Up to No. 2 in Latest National Poll

October 20, 2021

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's cross country team, which is 10 days away from going from its 11th straight SCIAC title, moved up to No. 2 in the nation in the latest USTFCCCA Division III coaches poll, the organization announced today.

Posed shot of Riley Harmon, with USTFCCCA logo
Riley Harmon Earns National Athlete of the Week Honors from USTFCCCA

October 11, 2021

CLAREMONT, Calif. - After winning the individual title at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational, Riley Harmon captured the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division III Athlete of the Week for events through Sunday, Oct. 10.

L to R: Bitetti (3rd), Bloss (2nd) and Harmon (1st) separate from the pack.
CMS Women's Cross Country Has 1-2-3 Finish to Dominate Pomona-Pitzer Invitational

October 09, 2021

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Riley Harmon, Meredith Bloss and Natalie Bitetti finished 1-2-3, while Sophie Gitlin (fifth), Emily Clarke (seventh) and Angela Gushue (eighth) were also in the top 10, as the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's cross country team dominated the competition for its second straight team title, winning the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational.

Natalie Bitetti posed shot with the SCIAC logo
Natalie Bitetti Becomes Third Athena to Win SCIAC Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week

October 04, 2021

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Sophomore Natalie Bitetti earned the SCIAC Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week honor for events through Sunday, Oct. 3, the league office announced today.

Natalie Bitetti finished third to lead CMS to the team title
CMS Women's Cross Country Dominates the Field at NCAA Pre-Nationals

October 02, 2021

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's cross country team had four of the top ten finishers as it earned a dominant win at the NCAA Division III Pre-Nationals, held at E.P "Tom" Sawyer State Park.

Carson McVay was one of the five scorers for CMS on Saturday
CMS Women's Cross Country Finishes Seventh at Cougar Challenge

September 26, 2021

SAN MARCOS, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's cross country team, running without the 10 runners scheduled to compete at the Pre-Nationals next weekend, earned a seventh-place finish at the Cougar Challenge, hosted by CSU San Marcos on Saturday.

CMS Women's Cross Country at the 2019 SCIAC Championships
CMS Women's Cross Country Moves Up to Fourth in Division III National Rankings

September 22, 2021

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's cross country team surged up the national rankings this week from No. 9 to No. 4, after a strong showing at the UC Riverside Invitational over the weekend.

Posed shot of Meredith Bloss with the SCIAC logo
Bloss Named SCIAC Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week

September 20, 2021

CLAREMONT, Calif. - After setting a new program record for the fastest time over a 6K race, Meredith Bloss earned the SCIAC Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week for events through Sunday, Sept. 19, the league office announced today.

Meredith Bloss set a new CMS record for a 6K with a time of 20:31.0
Bloss Sets Program Record to Lead Athenas to Second Runner-Up Finish in 2021 Season

September 18, 2021

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Meredith Bloss set a new program record for a 6K race with a time of 20:31.0 as the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's cross country team finished second of 22 teams, behind only Division I California Baptist, at the UC Riverside Invitational on Saturday morning.

Posed shot of Emily Clarke with SCIAC logo
Emily Clarke Earns SCIAC Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week

September 07, 2021

CLAREMONT, Calif. - After leading the CMS women's cross country team to a strong opening-day performance at the Mark Covert Classic on Saturday, Emily Clarke earned the SCIAC Athlete of the Week Award, the league office announced today.

Emily Clarke (fifth) led a contingent of four Athenas in the top 10
Athena Cross Country Earns Runner-Up Finish at Mark Covert Classic

September 05, 2021

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's cross country program served notice that the long layoff won't produce a drop in success, as the Athenas opened the 2021 season with a second-place finish at the Mark Covert Classic, held at Carbon Canyon Regional Park.

Team huddle before 2019 NCAA race
CMS Women's Cross Country Starts 2021 Campaign at Mark Covert Classic

August 30, 2021

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's cross country team looks to continue its long run of success into a new decade, when it travels to compete in the Mark Covert Classic, hosted by Cal State Fullerton, on Saturday morning.

CMS women's cross country team huddle before a practice
CMS Women's Cross Country Tied for 10th in USTFCCCA Preseason Poll

August 26, 2021

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The 10-time defending SCIAC champion Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's cross country team was picked tied for tenth in the USTFCCCA Division III national preseason poll, the organization announced this week.

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2022
CMS Announces Hall of Fame Class of 2022

August 25, 2021

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps athletics is celebrating its “Great Moments from 75 Years of Athletics” during the 2021-22 academic year and as part of the year-long celebration, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athletics Alumni Association Hall of Fame has announced its Class of 2022.