NCAA Regional XC Breakdown - trackboundUSA

NCAA XC Regional Breakdown

NCAA XC Regionals

A clear indicator of just how many British and Irish athletes are descending on American shores these days is that for perhaps the first year ever, we will be represented in all nine of the regional cross country regional meets taking place this Friday. Championship season started two weekends ago with the various conference meets and now we head into the final qualifier for the big dance. From 9 regional meets 31 teams and 40 individual qualifiers will advance, giving a total of 255 male and female athletes ready to battle it out in Louisville on November 17th.

Whilst qualifying should be a necessary formality for the major players, it must be taken seriously. No one gets special treatment and failure to perform at regionals will signal an early end to the cross country season. For the vast majority of mens’ teams, it will be the first race of the season held over the longer distance of 10k, as most regular season meets are only 8k in distance.

 To summarize the qualifying system (Men’s and Women’s are the same):

  • Men race over 10km, women race 6km
  • The top two teams at each of the nine regions automatically qualify
  • The 13 remaining ‘at large’  qualifying teams are selected based on performances during the season against the 18 teams to have qualified automatically
  • The top 4 athletes at each region not part of a qualifying team will advance
  • Qualifying teams are allowed to run 7 athletes in the NCAA meet

In terms of where the British and Irish athletes are competing, we have these listed below. The latest national rankings are also given. We will follow regional’s with a full summary of how the Brits and Irish get on and who has qualified. The eight day recovery and build up to NCAAs will then commence.

Region Team
Great Lakes Butler
Midwest DePaul
Midwest Iowa State
Midwest Oklahoma State
Midwest Illinois
Midwest Wichita State
Midwest Northern Illinois
Midwest Tulsa
Mountain New Mexico
North East Boston
North East Iona
North East Providence
North East Bryant
North East Stony Brook
North East Columbia
North East Harvard
North East Darmouth
North East Yale
North East Brown
South Alabama
South South Alabama
South UAB
South Belmont
South Miss State
South FSU
South Memphis
South Central Lamar
South Central North Texas
South Central McNeese State
South Central Arkansas
West Portland
West Oregon
Mid-Atlantic Princeton
Southeast Western Kentucky
Southeast Murray State
Southeast Virginia


Latest National Rankings

Men     Women    
Rank Institution  Region Rank Institution  Region
1 Oklahoma State  Midwest 1 Florida State  South
2 Colorado  Mountain 2 Iowa State  Midwest
3 Stanford West 3 Oregon  West
4 Iona Northeast 4 Arizona West
5 Texas South Central 5 Stanford West
6 Wisconsin Great Lakes 6 Michigan Great Lakes
7 BYU Mountain 7 Washington West
8 Oklahoma Midwest 8 Cornell Northeast
9 Portland West 9 Georgetown Mid-Atlantic
10 Arkansas South Central 10 Duke Southeast
11 Oregon West 11 Michigan State Great Lakes
12 Michigan Great Lakes 12 Arkansas South Central
13 Princeton Mid-Atlantic 13 Weber State Mountain
14 Syracuse Northeast 14 Florida South
15 Eastern Kentucky Southeast 15 Penn State Mid-Atlantic
16 New Mexico Mountain 16 Connecticut Northeast
17 Virginia Tech Southeast 17 New Mexico Mountain
18 Northern Arizona Mountain 18 Toledo Great Lakes
19 Tulsa Midwest 19 William and Mary Southeast
20 Indiana Great Lakes 20 Providence Northeast
21 Virginia Southeast 21 Oklahoma State Midwest
22 Columbia Northeast 22 Texas South Central
23 Florida State South 23 Notre Dame Great Lakes
24 Georgetown Mid-Atlantic 24 Colorado Mountain
25 Arizona State West 25 Villanova Mid-Atlantic
26 Georgia South 26 San Francisco West
27 UCLA West 27 Boston College Northeast
28 Notre Dame Great Lakes 28 Minnesota Midwest
29 Texas A&M South Central 29 UCLA West
29 Kansas Midwest 30 NC State Southeast

Good luck to all.

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