NAIA Division III Championship History

The NAIA District III Championships served as the NAIA national qualifying meet until 1993, when the NAIA moved to a conference-qualifying format. The Westmont men’s teams captured five District titles and produced five individual champions. The women won eight District championships and had two individual champions.

NAIA District III Men’s Cross Country Championships
Year Team Winner Westmont Westmont Top Finisher Time Location
1960 Occidental No score Carl Wilson (14th) 22:50 Pomona / 4mi.
1961 Occidental No score Al Huffman (6th) 21:50 Pomona / 4 mi.
1962 Westmont First Al Huffman (5th) 23:11 Whittier / 4 mi.
1963 Cal Western Second Doug Weibe (4th) 21:44 Westmont / 4 mi.
1964 Redlands Second Doug Weibe (2nd) 20:14 Mt. SAC / 4 mi.
1965 Occidental Second Bill Cockerham (3rd) 18:36 Mt. SAC / 4 mi.
1966 Occidental Second Dennis Savage (10th) 21:53 Mt. SAC / 4 mi.
1967 Occidental Second Dennis Savage (Champion) 20:33 Mt. SAC / 4 mi.
1968 Westmont First Dennis Savage (Champion) 26:39 Mt. SAC / 5 mi.
1969 Westmont First Beldon Burch (Champion) 24:04 Cal Luth. / 5 mi.
1970 Occidental Second Chuck Smead (6th) 25:23 Cal Luth. / 5 mi.
1971 Occidental Second Ruck Tussing (10th) 25:35 La Mirada / 5 mi.
1972 Occidental Second Luis Villarreal (3rd) 24:54 Fresno / 5 mi.
1973 Occidental Second Clary Reinsma (5th) 25:47 La Mirada / 5 mi.
1974 US International No score Cliff Cole (18th) 26:48 La Mirada / 5 mi.
1975 Azusa Pacific Second Tim Earle (4th) 25:19 La Mirada / 5 mi.
1976 Azusa Pacific Third Tim Earle (2nd) 25:19 La Mirada / 5 mi.
1977 Pt. Loma Nazarene Second Tim Earle (Champion) 25:37 Fresno / 5 mi.
1978 Azusa Pacific Sixth Chuck DeGarmo (4th) 26:01 La Mirada / 5 mi.
1979 Pt. Loma Nazarene Seventh Rick Ifland (9th) 26:49 La Mirada / 5 mi.
1980 Pt. Loma Nazarene Fourth Rick Ifland (9th) 27:01 La Mirada / 5 mi.
1981 Pt. Loma Nazarene Third Paul Croft (6th) 25:59 La Mirada / 5 mi.
1982 Azusa Pacific Second Paul Croft (Champion) 25:43 La Mirada / 5 mi.
1983 Pt. Loma Nazarene Second Robert Scott (4th) 25:58 La Mirada / 5 mi.
1984 Cal Lutheran Fourth Jim Knox (11th) 26:59 La Mirada / 5 mi.
1985 Pt. Loma Nazarene Second Gus Hermes (5th) 26:34 La Mirada / 5 mi.
1986 Westmont First Jim Knox (3rd) 25:41 La Mirada / 5 mi.
1987 Westmont First Jim Mattson (3rd) 25:43 UCSB / 5 mi.
1988 Cal Lutheran Second Ed Trotter (2nd) 26:04 Fresno / 5 mi.
1989 Pt. Loma Nazarene Third Tom Davis (4th) 26:55 La Mirada / 5 mi.
1990 Pt. Loma Nazarene Third Bob Gorman (5th) 26:39 San Diego / 5 mi.
1991 Pt. Loma Nazarene Fourth Eben Robinson (6th) 25:59 La Mirada / 5 mi.
1992 Pt. Loma Nazarene Third Eben Robinson (4th) 25:52 Fresno / 5 mi.
1993 Azusa Pacific Second Matt Nealon (7th) 26:39 La Mirada / 5 mi.