The cross country teams gave OBU its first taste of success in the NCAA and NCCAA this fall as the Lady Bison finished second in the latter’s national championship.
By less than four seconds, the Lady Bison finished runner-up to Cedarville in the program’s first appearance at the National Christian College Athletic Association Cross Country National Championship in November.
Cedarville edged OBU 44 to 45 in the team standings. Five Lady Bison earned All-America honors. The OBU men finished fifth.
Although OBU was ineligible to run for the conference crown as a team, several Lady Bison and Bison earned All-Conference honors at the Great American Conference Championship.