The Cougar women, who are ranked No. 6 in the NAIA, won the small college division race that featured 14 schools. Led by All-GSAC runners Brianna Carstenson and Christine Krause, Azusa Pacific tallied 45 points to finish well ahead of second-place Cal State San Marcos, the NAIA's No. 13-ranked team, which registered 66 points. Carstenson and Krause finished second and third, respectively, out of 147 runners. Carstenson clocked a 19:13 on the 5K course while Krause checked in with a 19:25. Senior Tanisha White wasn't far off the pace, finishing seventh with a 19:43. Sophomore Marissa Reeber (20:00) and Laurie Ramirez (20:13) rounded out the Cougars' scoring 5 by finishing 12th and 21st, respectively. The 1:38:36 collectively clocked by the 5 runners was quite impressive, especially when set against the backdrop that last year's nationally-ranked team didn't match a similar team time until late October at the GSAC Championship meet.
Meanwhile the NAIA's No. 17-ranked Cougar men finished ninth out of 27 teams, second among non-NCAA Division I and club programs. Only the NAIA's No. 7-ranked Cal State San Marcos beat the Cougars among the small college entrants. All-American Brian Wardell led Azusa Pacific with a 25:41 on the 8K course to finish 23rd individually. Sophomore Tim Gachago (26:21) was 49th out of 281runners. Freshman Danny Reid (26:31) was just 10 seconds behind Gachago, finishing 58th. Sophomore Tim Ramirez (26:56) and freshman Kevin Lindsey (27:46) rounded out Azusa Pacific's scoring 5. The Cougars averaged a 26:39 on UC Riverside's "Farm" course.