Oberlin, Ohio - Led by Jenny Noll's 20th place finish, DePauw totaled 408 points and finished 14th at the Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble. Oberlin won with 104 points and Bates was second with 112.
Evie Bultemeyer of Trine topped the field of 283 runners in 21:01.9.
"It was a good day for the ladies," DePauw head coach Kori Stoffregen said.
"Our goal was to tighten our gap and we did that. We have some momentum now going into conference."
DePauw returns to action on Saturday, November 2, at the North Coast Athletic Conference Championships in Carmel, Ind.