BYU's women's cross-country team fell short of its bid to finish in the top five at the NCAA championships here Monday.

The Cougars placed a disappointing 10th after having been ranked fourth-best in the nation going into the meet.Janeth Caizalitin finished 43rd in 17:29.0 to lead the Cougar squad. Others whose scores counted were Tonya Todd (51st, 17:33.7) Heather Witney (75th, 17:48.5), Angela Lee (91st, 17:58.0) and Marty Aparicio (95th, 17:59.8).

Kim Stossel (128th, 18:21.2) and Emily Keller (167th, 19:10) were displacers.

Since none of the Cougar runners finished in the top 25, they arrived home Monday night without an All-America citation for the first time since 1985, the only other year they've come up empty.

Twenty-two teams and 183 individuals were in the 5,000-meter race on the Goodman Campus cross-country course at Lehigh.

In the team chase, Villanova nabbed its fourth straight title by upsetting top-ranked Arkansas.