Sophomore Tessa Pitcovich to compete at the NCAA III Women's Cross Country Championships in Louisville

Sophomore Tessa Pitcovich to compete at the NCAA III Women's Cross Country Championships in Louisville

By Tim Glon

| NCAA III Women's Cross Country Championships site |

ADA — Sophomore Tessa Pitcovich (Stow/Stow-Munroe Falls) received a bid to compete as an individual at the NCAA Division III Women's Cross Country Championships on Saturdayat 11:45 am at Tom Sawyer Park in Louisville, Ky.

Pitcovich qualified as the sixth-highest finisher at Saturday's NCAA III Great Lakes Regional Championships among runners not on teams that were selected for the NCAA Championships.

She was 13th of 233 finishers in 21:47.60 for the 5.7-kilometer course in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Thirty-two teams were selected to participate in each championship. The top two, seven-person teams automatically qualified from each of the eight regions, for a total of 16 teams. Sixteen additional teams were selected at-large. 

This marks the 15th consecutive year that Ohio Northern has been represented at the NCAA Championships meet.