Catarina Rocha became the ninth Providence woman to win the individual Big East title, after having finished seventh in 2013, second in 2014, and sixth in 2015.
Villanova won the team title with 39 points, while Providence was runner-up with 46 points.
"I am especially proud of Catarina for winning the individual title," Providence coach Ray Treacy said. "She has been a standout runner for us and she continues her family's success in the Big East."
By finishing in the top 10, Rocha earned All-Big East First Team honors. Rocha's brother Marcelo, a freshman, is a member of the Friars' men's cross country and track teams but did not compete in the men's race. Marcelo also has a NEC cross country championship title under his belt, winning last season as a senior at Peabody.
While Rocha was working her magic in Wisconsin, Claudio, a junior at Peabody, was winning the NEC boys individual title in 16:21.
The Tanners' top four runners finished within 27 seconds of each other and took the top four places.
Peabody cruised to the team title with 31 points, outdistancing runner-up Marblehead, which finished with 86.
Tanners Shane Braz (16:40), William Aylward (16:45) and Marc Alperen (16:47) finished second through fourth, respectively before fifth-place finisher Joseph Lauretti of Danvers.
NEC BOYS RESULTS
The Tanners were dominant, winning the NEC title with 31 points. Marblehead was the runner-up with 86 points.
The Magicians had a good day with four runners in the top 20: Oliver Glass (10th, 17:16), Ethan Snook (17:32), Austin Lavender (19th, 17:52) and Harry DiBartolo (17:57). Swampscott's Oliver Daniels-Koch finished sixth (17:04), with teammates finishing 24th (Patrick Doucette, 18:01) and 30th (Christopher Figueiredo, 18:23). English's Abrar Jalal raced to an 11th-place finish (17:23), while Classical's Kevin Durant finished 26th (18:09).
NEC GIRLS RESULTS
In the girls' race, it was a tight competition between the Magicians and the Tanners, with Marblehead (58) earning the win over Peabody (62). Beverly's Ashley Foley (19:50), Malden's Jasmine Gray (20:20) and Gloucester's Christina Jones (20:28), but then Marblehead took the next three spots, with Kristy Twaalfhoven (20:37), Alix Livermore (20:47) and Caroline Johnson (20:48) wrapping up spots 4-6.
Peabody's top finishers were Lillian Brennan (21:24) and Sarah Enes (21:36). Other notable finishers were Swampscott's Caroline Kinne (28th, 23:07) and Elizabeth Green (37th, 23:29) and English's Jackie Ramirez (46th, 24:29).