2017 Tartan Women's Cross Country News

  • Tartans Run to 24th Place at NCAA Championships
    November 18, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University women's cross country team finished 24th in the 2017 NCAA Division III Women's Cross Country Championships hosted by Principia College in Elsah, Illinois, on Saturday, November 18. The Tartans were running in the championship race for the fourth time in program history and first time since 1998.
  • Going Dancing! Women’s Cross Country Headed to NCAA Championships for First Time Since 1998
    November 13, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University women’s cross country team received an at-large invitation to the 2017 NCAA Division III Women’s Cross Country Championships which will be held at the Principia College North Farm Cross Country Course in Elsah, Illinois on Saturday, November 18. The team appearance marks the fourth in program history and first since 1998 when the Tartans finished fourth at the national meet.
  • Tartans Finish Fourth at Mideast Regional; Alavilli Qualifies for Nationals
    November 11, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University women's cross country team finished fourth at the NCAA Mideast Regional on Saturday, November 11, hosted by Dickinson College in Newville, Pa., by scoring 168 points. The nation's top team in Johns Hopkins University claimed the title with 38 points followed by 18th-ranked Elizabethtown with 100 points and 25th-ranked Haverford with 150. The Tartans, who were ranked fifth in the region for most of the year, finished ahead of 23rd-ranked Dickinson who finished with 178 points.
  • Four Named Athlete of the Week by ECAC
    November 01, 2017
    Four Carnegie Mellon University athletes were honored by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) when the organization announced its weekly award winners this week. From women's cross country senior Aparna Alavilli (Hanover, N.H./Hanover) and freshman Parvathi Meyyappan (Cupertino, Calif./Monta Vista), from women's soccer freshman Carolyn Botz (St. Louis, Mo./Micds) and from volleyball sophomore Kayla Yew (San Francisco, Calif./Sacred Heart Cathedral).
  • Tartans Finish Fourth at UAA Championships
    October 28, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University women's cross country team finished fourth at the University Athletic Association (UAA) Women's Cross Country Championships on Saturday, October 28 at Garret Mountain Reservation in Woodland Park, New Jersey. The Tartans accumulated 116 points at the 6k race hosted by New York University. The fourth-place showing for the Cardinal and Gray is the best finish at the championships since placing third in 2012.
  • Seven Named Athlete of the Week by ECAC
    October 18, 2017
    Seven Carnegie Mellon University athletes were honored by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) when the organization announced its weekly award winners this week. From football junior Alex Cline (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Jerome) and junior Rory Hubbard (Rolling Hills Estates, Calif./Palos Verdes Peninsula), women's soccer freshman Carolyn Botz (St. Louis, Mo./Micds), from volleyball junior Lauren Mueller (Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown STEM Academy) and sophomore Kayla Yew (San Francisco, Calif./Sacred Heart Cathedral), men's cross country sophomore Evan Yukevich (Tokyo, Japan/American School in Japan) and women's cross country freshman Parvathi Meyyappan (Cupertino, Calif./Monta Vista).
  • Alavilli Leads Tartans to Sixth Place at Rowan Inter-Regional
    October 14, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University women's cross country team finished the Rowan Inter-Regional Invitational hosted by Rowan University in sixth-place out of 26 teams on Saturday, October 14. Leading the team for the fifth race this season was senior Aparna Alavilli (Hanover, N.H./Hanover).
  • Student-Athlete Video Series: Aparna Alavilli | Women's Cross Country/Track and Field
    October 13, 2017
    The Department of Athletics interviewed senior women's cross country and track and field athlete Aparna Alavilli in the fourth installment of a new student-athlete video series.
  • UAA Announces 30th Anniversary Women's Cross Country Team
    October 12, 2017
    The University Athletic Association (UAA) announced its 30th Anniversary Women’s Cross Country Team on Thursday, October 12. Forty-eight student-athletes earned the honor with six representing Carnegie Mellon University.
  • Two Named Athlete of the Week by ECAC
    October 11, 2017
    Two Carnegie Mellon University athletes were honored by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) when the organization announced its weekly award winners this week. Men's cross country junior Andrew Harter (Saratoga, Calif.) and women's cross country sophomore Abigail Levine (Bethesda, Md./Bethesda Chevy Chase) were honored.
  • Tartan Women Place Fifth at Home Invitational
    October 07, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University women's cross country team hosted the Carnegie Mellon Hampton Inn Pittsburgh - University/Medical Center Invitational on an unseasonably warm October morning. The Tartans finished fifth, and were the top Division III team, while Division I Duquesne University won the meet with the University of Pittsburgh placing second.
  • Tartan Women Place Sixth at Paul Short Invitational
    September 29, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University women's cross country team competed at the Paul Short Invitational hosted by Lehigh University on Friday, September 29 and finished sixth in the non-Division I race. Senior Aparna Alavilli (Hanover, N.H. / Hanover) paced the Tartans with a second-place finish.
  • Two Named Athlete of the Week by ECAC
    September 20, 2017
    Two Carnegie Mellon University athletes were honored by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) when the organization announced its weekly award winners this week. Volleyball sophomore Kayla Yew (San Francisco, Calif./Sacred Heart Cathedral) and women's cross country senior Aparna Alavilli (Hanover, N.H./Hanover)
  • Alavilli Wins Allegheny College Classic, Tartans Take Team Title
    September 16, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University women's cross country team traveled north to compete in the Allegheny College Classic on Saturday, September 16. Senior Aparna Alavilli (Hanover, N.H./Hanover) was the first of 134 runners to cross the finish line with a time of 18:03. The senior helped the Tartans to a first-place team finish in a field of 11 teams which included University Athletic Association (UAA) rival Case Western Reserve University.
  • Women’s Cross Country Competes at Duquesne Duals to Open Season
    September 02, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University women's cross country team started the 2017 season at the Duquesne Duals in Schenley Park on Saturday, September 2. With the dual scoring, Carnegie Mellon defeated Indian University of Pennsylvania, Robert Morris University and Youngstown State University.