2022 CMS Women's Cross Country News

Natalie Bitetti reached the All-America podium for the second year in a row
Women's Cross Country Earns 10th at Nationals, Bitetti Captures All-America Honors

November 19, 2022

LANSING, Mich. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's cross country team earned a top-10 finish (10th) by passing Pomona-Pitzer over the final 1000 meters at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships on Saturday at the Forest Akers Course in Lansing, Michigan.

CMS holds its runner-up trophy from last year's nationals
CMS Women's Cross Country Heads to Nationals Saturday, After Runner-Up Finish in 2021

November 18, 2022

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's cross country team heads to Lansing, Michigan on Saturday for the NCAA Division III Championships, hoping to compete for the first national title in program history.

Natalie Bitetti on her way to the regional title (photo by Caleb Flegel)
Natalie Bitetti Earns West Region Athlete of the Year Honor

November 15, 2022

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Junior Natalie Bitetti captured the Division III Women's Cross Country West Region Athlete of the Year honor from the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, the organization announced today.

The Athenas with their regional trophy
CMS Women's Cross Country Heads to Nationals for 14th Straight Time

November 14, 2022

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's cross country team officially earned its invitation to nationals when bids were announced on Sunday, and the Athenas will head to Lansing, Michigan on Saturday hoping to compete for a national title again after finishing as the runner-up last year.

Natalie Bitetti added a regional title to her SCIAC one (photo by Caleb Flegel)
Bitetti, CMS Women's Cross Country, Earn West Region Championships

November 13, 2022

SPOKANE, Wash. - Natalie Bitetti ran a 21:41.3 to finish in first place by 11 seconds, as the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's cross country team earned a team title at the NCAA West Regional championships, earning an invitation to next week's nationals in Lansing, Michigan.

posed shots of Natalie Bitetti and Elle Marsyla with the SCIAC logo
Bitetti Earns SCIAC Athlete of the Year, Marsyla Top Newcomer

November 02, 2022

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Junior Natalie Bitetti of the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's cross country team earned the SCIAC Athlete of the Year Award, while Elle Marsyla captured the Newcomer of the Year in a vote of the conference's coaches, the league office announced today.

Winning SCIAC titles has been a habit for CMS women's cross country lately
Video Feature: 6 a.m. Conversations with Athenas Cross Country

October 29, 2022

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The CMS women's cross country team will be vying for its 12th SCIAC title in a row tomorrow when it crosses the street to the Pomona-Pitzer cross country course to compete in the annual league championships. 

CMS won its 12th straight SCIAC title
Bitetti-Bloss-Kimme Finish 1-2-3 to Lead Athenas to 12th Straight SCIAC Title

October 29, 2022

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Natalie Bitetti led wire-to-wire to win the SCIAC women's cross country individual title by 37.7 seconds in 21:19.7, and was followed by teammates Meredith Bloss (21:57.4) and Anika Kimme (22:04.3) in second and third as the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's cross country team earned its 12th straight SCIAC title with 22 points on Saturday at the Pomona-Pitzer cross country course.

CMS is chasing its own second-place NCAA finish from a year ago
CMS Women's Cross Country Moves up to Fourth in Latest National Rankings

October 12, 2022

CLAREMONT, Calif. – The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s cross country team moved up one spot into a tie for fourth place in the latest USTFCCCA Division III poll released today.  

Natalie Bitetti took first place at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational
Natalie Bitetti Earns National Athlete of the Week Honors, SCIAC Weekly Honors, for CMS Women's Cross Country

October 10, 2022

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Junior Natalie Bitetti earned the National Division III Women's Athlete of the Week award from the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for events through Sunday, Oct. 9, the organization announced today.

Natalie Bitetti crosses the line with the individual title by 13 seconds
Natalie Bitetti Takes Individual Title at Pomona-Pitzer Invitational, Athenas Finish Second to Biola

October 08, 2022

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Natalie Bitetti continued her dominant junior season by taking first place at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational on Saturday morning at the Pomona-Pitzer Cross Country course, leading wire-to-wire to help the Athenas to a second-place finish behind Division II Biola.

Natalie Bitetti posed shot with SCIAC logo
Three Races, Three Honors: Natalie Bitetti Wins SCIAC Athlete of the Week Again

October 03, 2022

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Natalie Bitetti captured the SCIAC Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week honor for races through Sunday, Oct. 2, the league office announced today.

Anika Kimme moved into 11th in CMS history with a new PR, finishing 16th
CMS Women's Cross Country Takes First Place at Paul Short Run

September 30, 2022

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's cross country team had a dominant performance at the Paul Short Run, hosted by Lehigh, taking first place out of 46 teams with 82 points, 132 ahead of second-place George Washington, on Friday afternoon.

Hannah Weaver was the top CMS finisher on Saturday
Shorthanded CMS Women's Cross Country Takes 12th at Cougar Challenge

September 24, 2022

SAN MARCOS, Calif. - The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's cross country team, which competed without the runners who will be attending the Paul Short Run in Pennsylvania on Friday, ended up with a 12th place finish at the Cougar Challenge, hosted by CSU San Marcos on Saturday.

Posed shot of Natalie Bitetti with SCIAC logo
Natalie Bitetti Takes Her Second SCIAC Athlete of the Week Honor of 2022 Season

September 19, 2022

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Natalie Bitetti captured the SCIAC Athlete of the Week honor for the second time in two races this season, it was announced today by the league office.