It was a successful weekend for Cedarville University (Ohio) this past weekend when both the men's and women's cross country teams won the National Christian College Athletic Association's national cross country championships in Houghton, NY.
The women scored 44 points to win the 21-team meet, besting Oklahoma Baptist University by a single point. But, if it hadn't been for a wayward deer on the course, the point differential could have been a little more comfortable for the Yellow Jackets.
According Kathryn Sill, who finished 16th in the race, Kayla Casaletto was running her race when a deer crossed her path and caused her to lose balance. She quickly recovered and finished in 18:41--the fourth best place for the Jackets.
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Weinstein, Mark D., "Not Even a Deer Stops Cedarville Women from Winning National Championship" (2015). News Releases. 217.