CSS' Johnson Wins XC National Title

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CSS' Johnson Wins XC National Title

November 23, 2013 Updated Nov 23, 2013 at 12:04 PM CDT

Hanover, IN (NNCNOW.com) --- St. Scholastica senior Chelsea Johnson won the NCAA Division III women's cross country championship on Saturday morning, finishing 11 seconds ahead of her nearest competitor in Hanover, Ind.

Johnson finished the 6-kilometer race with a time of 21:11.7, putting her comfortably ahead of runner-up Noelle Olson's time of 21:22.3 and making her the first NCAA champion, in any sport, to come from St. Scholastica.

The win is a sixth straight for the senior runner, who now has won a program record eight races this 2013 season.

The victory also means Johnson will be named for a second straight year an NCAA Division III All-American, an honor she earned for the fist time in 2012 after finishing 15th at the national meet.

For full results of Saturday's NCAA Division III women's cross country meet, click here.

Posted by Zach Schneider
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