It came down to a single point, but the Army West Point women's cross country team was able to rally to defeat service academy rival Navy 27-28 to claim the women's cross country Star in the 2019-20 Star Series presented by USAA.
The depth of the Black Knights was key in this one, as Navy took the top two spots in the race. Mika Andrews led the Black Knights in third (19:53.2) and was followed by teammates Sam Coletti, Ramsey Wagner and Alexandra Gibbs, giving the Cadets four of the top six positions in the race. Also scoring for Army were Jordan Jones in ninth and Dominique Shultz and Lily Nunnery in 11th and 12th.
The victory gives the team's second Star Meet win in the past three seasons after failing to secure the Star from 2011-2016. Combined with Navy's men's victory, the 2019-20 Star Series is now tied at 3-3. Read more.