AD3I Announces Honors for Women’s Cross Country

The Association of Division III Independents (AD3I) has announced its All-Independent teams for women’s cross country. Illinois Institute of Technology is well represented, as three student-athletes have been honored by the association.

Caitlyn Brunner earns a spot on the First Team after a strong sophomore season. The New Jersey native recorded impressive times from multiple distances, including a 16:21.7 4k (Elmhurst Earlybird Invite, 10th place), a 20:07.9 5k (UW-Parkside Midwest Open, 66th place), and a 24:46.3 6k time (UW-Oshkosh AAE Invitational, 56th place). Brunner earned two AD3I Player of the Week awards this season.

Brooke Bell earned a spot as an Honorable Mention due to her strong senior season. Bell competed in seven races, which ties her for the most of any AD3I runner this season. Her 21:11.0 5k (College of DuPage Invite, 40th place) and 25:53.8 6k (UW-Oshkosh AAE Invite, 118th) times were her season-bests.

Rebecca Bell joins her sister as All-Independent Honorable Mention. She competed in four races, with her best coming at the 6k UW-Oshkosh AAE Invite (25:53.9, 119th place). She also recorded a strong 5k time of 22:38.1 at the UW-Parkside Midwest open.