November 9, 2002 - Region 2 Championship
Fresno - Azusa Pacific, the defending women's champion, squeaked out a narrow one-point victory in the 2002 NAIA Region 2 Championship at Woodward Park today.
The Cougars, led by the one-two finish of Brianna Carstensen (18:09) and Kristine Krause (18:09), defeated Concordia 47-48 to claim their second consecutive Region Two title.
Seniors Chrisie Gregory (5th, 18:50) and Jennifer Toler (6th, 18:52) led the Sunbirds women to a sixth place finish among 14 teams. Both earned a trip to the NAIA National Championship in Kenosha, Wisconsin later this month.
The Regional Two team champions, as well as the top five finishers not on the championship team, earn an automatic berths in the NAIA National Championship, November 23, in Kenosha, Wisconsin.