FAMU, which has now won the last four titles (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015), joins Delaware State (1984-87) and Coppin (Md.) State (1991-94) as the only schools to win four consecutive titles.
Dr. Darlene Moore’s Orange and Green team was led by senior Cynthia Chelelgo, who finished first overall with a time of 17:49.60, followed by sophomore Judith Kibii, who ran second in 17:53,90.
An elated Moore said afterwards: "I am extremely proud of the way our young ladies performed, not just today, but the entire season. We've worked really hard all year to get to this point, and I couldn't be happier."
"FAMU was always my dream job for me," Moore continued, "and to be able to guide these young ladies to make FAMU history is more than a country girl from Georgia could ask for."
FAMU placed five runners in the top eight overall, with senior QuanDra Shanks (18:30.90) getting fifth; senior Effiey Kosgei (18:46.60 finishing sixth, and sophomore Fridah Limo (18:47.90) getting eighth.
Also competing for FAMU’s victorious crew were Caroline Kiplagat (19:22.50); Emmaculat Kiplagat (19:36.40); Nicole Kvitkaukas (19:39.20); Destiny Johnson (20:45.10) and April Polite (21:20.00).
Finishing in the top five teamwise behind FAMU were Maryland-Eastern Shore, Hampton, Bethune-Cookman and Morgan State.
FAMU’s Cynthia Chelelgo was named Outstanding Performer, while FAMU coach Dr. Darlene Moore was named Outstanding Coach.