Women’s cross-country has history of success at Wisconsin adidas Invitational


Perez Rotich finishes 65th overall at the NCAA Cross-Country Championship in Terre Haute, Ind., on Nov. 22, 2014. 

Kyle Heim

This season will mark the fifth consecutive year Iowa State has competed in the Wisconsin adidas Invitational. The team has finished in the top 10 each of the past four years at the event. 


Then-junior Crystal Nelson stole the spotlight at last year’s Wisconsin adidas Invitational, finishing first overall in the race. Her contribution helped lead the Cyclones to third-place performance at the event. 


The Cyclones entered the 2013 Wisconsin adidas Invitational ranked No. 28 in the nation and defeated three top-10 teams at the event. Nelson led the way for Iowa State with a 10th place finish. The Cyclones finished fifth overall at the event.


Iowa State earned the title at the 2012 Wisconsin adidas Invitational. Betsy Saina and Meghan Nelson helped spur the Cyclones to victory with second and fourth place finishes, respectively. 


The Cyclones finished ninth at the 2011 Wisconsin adidas Invitational. Meghan Nelson was the first ISU runner to finish the race, placing ninth overall. Dani Stack and Betsy Saina followed with 11th and 18th place performances, respectively.