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NCAA Cross Country Championships

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  1. cmgoods

    cmgoods Olympic Sports Mod Club Member

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    On Saturday, both the men's and women's teams will be competing at the NCAA Cross Country Championships in Louisville, Kentucky hosted by the University of Louisville. The women will start at 10 am followed by the men at 11:15 am. Thanks to two at large bids, the men will make their 21st straight appearance and 19 out of 20 for the women.

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    Meet Central: http://www.gocards.com/sports/m-xc/spec-rel/lou-meet-central.html
    Louisville Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/UofLsports
    Louisville Track Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/uofltrackxc



    I don't know if the school will provide updates but I'll try to get them if I can.
     
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    cmgoods Olympic Sports Mod Club Member

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    Selections released for national meet

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Division I Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Committee announced the team and individual qualifiers for the 2012 Division I Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships.

    In order to be eligible to participate in the championships, teams and individuals qualified in their respective regional competitions.

    Thirty-one teams were selected to participate in each championship. The top two, seven-person teams automatically qualified from each of the nine regions, for a total of 18 teams. Thirteen additional teams were selected at-large.

    Thirty-eight individuals were selected to participate in each championship through an automatic qualifier and at-large selection process. All individual qualifiers finished in the top 25 in their region.

    Louisville will host the Championships on Saturday, Nov. 17, at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park in Louisville, Ky. The women’s race will begin at noon ET, followed by the men’s race at 1:15 p.m. ET.
    MEN’S AUTOMATIC QUALIFYING TEAMS MEN’S AT-LARGE TEAMS
    Arkansas Colorado
    BYU Duke
    Columbia Indiana
    Eastern Kentucky Michigan State
    Florida State New Mexico
    Georgetown North Carolina State
    Georgia Notre Dame
    Iona Oregon
    Michigan Princeton
    Northern Arizona Syracuse
    Oklahoma Tulsa
    Oklahoma State UCLA
    Portland Virginia Tech
    Stanford
    Texas
    Villanova
    Virginia
    Wisconsin

    WOMEN’S AUTOMATIC QUALIFYING TEAMS WOMEN’S AT-LARGE TEAMS
    Arkansas Arizona
    Connecticut Boston College
    Duke Butler
    Florida State Colorado
    Georgetown Cornell
    Iowa State Florida
    Michigan Georgia
    Michigan State Harvard
    New Mexico Minnesota
    Oklahoma State Notre Dame
    Oregon Toledo
    Penn State Villanova
    Providence Washington
    Stanford
    Texas
    Vanderbilt
    Weber State
    William & Mary

    MEN’S INDIVIDUAL QUALIFIERS
    GREAT LAKES REGION SOUTH REGION
    John Mascari, Indiana State Mark Parrish, Florida
    Michael Heller, Kent State Jimmy Clark, Florida
    Donald Roys, Ohio State Nabil Hamid, Kennesaw State
    Johnnie Guy, Purdue Peter Okwera, Tennessee
    Matt McClintock, Purdue
    MID-ATLANTIC REGION SOUTH CENTRAL REGION
    Mark Allen, American Matt Johnsen, Lamar
    Jim Spisak, Duquesne David Rooney, McNeese State
    Sam Masters, Penn State Xavier Rodriguez, Stephen F. Austin
    Travis Mahoney, Temple James Hodges, Texas A&M
    Henry Lelei, Texas A&M
    MIDWEST REGION SOUTHEAST REGION
    Hunter Mickow, Illinois Luis Orta, Kentucky
    Jannis Topfer, Illinois Paul Chelimo, UNC-Greensboro
    Max Storms, Missouri Paul Katam, UNC-Greensboro
    Brian Dixon, Southern Illinois Gilbert Kemboi, USC Upstate
    MOUNTAIN REGION Joseph Chebet, Western Kentucky
    Nate Jewkes, Southern Utah WEST REGION
    Kennedy Kithuka, Texas Tech Lawi Lalang, Arizona
    Josh McCabe, Utah Valley Stephen Sambu, Arizona
    Anthony Rotich, UTEP Joey Brywater, Washington
    NORTHEAST REGION Todd Wakefield, Washington State
    Rich Peters, Boston U
    Marksim Korolev, Harvard
    James Leakos, Harvard
    Shane Quinn, Providence

    WOMEN’S INDIVIDUAL QUALIFIERS
    GREAT LAKES REGION SOUTH REGION
    Kelsey Duerksen, Indiana Katharine Showalter, Georgia State
    Julie Accurso, Ohio Joane Pierre, Jacksonville
    Ashley Beutler, WIsconsin Katie Breathitt, Mississippi
    Gabi Anzalone, Wisconsin Lauren D’Alessio, Samford
    MID-ATLANTIC REGION SOUTH CENTRAL REGION
    Meghan McGlinchey, La Salle Kristina Aubert, Arkansas State
    Annie-Norah Beveridge, Navy Mary Alenbratt, SMU
    Greta Feldman, Princeton Lauren Smith, Stephen F. Austin
    Sarah-Anne Brault, West Virginia Agnes Kemboi, TCU
    MIDWEST REGION SOUTHEAST REGION
    Mareike Schrulle, Iowa Cally Macumber, Kentucky
    Laura Galvan, Kansas State Chelsea Oswald, Kentucky
    Gina Valgoi, Loyola Chicago Jennifer Klugh, Liberty
    Jessica Engel, Oklahoma Lianne Farber, North Carolina
    Aliphine Tuliamuk-Bolton, Wichita State Catherine White, Virginia
    MOUNTAIN REGION WEST REGION
    Courtney Schultz, New Mexico State Shelby Houlihan, Arizona State
    Rochelle Kanuho, Northern Arizona Laura Hollander, Cal Poly
    Amanda Mergaert, Utah Kelsey Santisteban, California
    Risper Kimaiyo, UTEP Sheree Shea, Loyola Marymount
    NORTHEAST REGION
    Margaret Connelly, Brown
    Abbey D’Agostino, Dartmouth
    Keely Maguire, New Hampshire
    Sarah Pagano, Syracuse
     
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  3. Heywood

    Heywood The actual El Guapo Club Member

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    anyone know why we were not an automatic qualifier? Didnt we win the P12 championship? Arent we ranked in the top 5? Those two would seem to garner an AQ.
     
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    I wondered the same thing
     
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    cmgoods Olympic Sports Mod Club Member

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    To be an AQ, you need to finish the regional in 1st or 2nd place. Both teams finished in 3rd.
     
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    For anyone interested, there is a live stream for the championships if you're not going to travel to Louisville.




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    BOULDER - The University of Colorado seventh-rated men's cross country team is set to compete at its 21st straight NCAA Championship on Saturday, November 17, in Louisville, Ky. The 23rd-ranked women's team will also be at the championships as they will race in their 20th meet in 21 years.
    Neither team qualified automatically this year as both finished third at regionals. They each received at-large bids later that same day to punch their tickets.
    Of the 31 men's teams participating, the CU men will face three other Pac-12 opponents in No. 2 Stanford, No. 16 Oregon and No. 22 UCLA. The women have four other Pac-12 competitors in No. 2 Oregon, No. 4 Stanford, No. 5 Arizona and No. 7 Washington. The men won their second Pac-12 title in as many years on Oct. 27, while the women placed fifth.
    The women's 6k race is slated for a 10 a.m. (MST) start and the men's 10k race will start approximately at 11:15 a.m. at E.P. 'Tom' Sawyer State Park. An awards ceremony will follow both races. The races will be streamed online at NCAA.com and results will be posted after the races.
    After a long stretch of having the championships in Terre Haute, Ind., Louisville will host the championship for the first time. This is the first time in NCAA history that the event will take place in the state of Kentucky. It is also the first time since World War II that the meet will be on a Saturday instead of Monday. Due to the new formula, this is the earliest meet in Division I history.
    Junior Jake Hurysz has lead the Buffs in three of its four team scoring meets this season, most recently taking sixth at regionals. Hurysz won the Rocky Mountain Shootout to start the season and placed fourth overall at the NCAA Pre-National Invitational. The only meet he didn't lead the Buffs in was the Pac-12 Championships when he was CU's No. 2 scorer with an eighth-place finish. Sophomore Blake Theroux led CU at the conference meet by coming in seventh.
    The CU men were third at nationals last year with 144 points. Richard Medina was eighth to lead CU and had the best finish at nationals for the Buffs since 2007 when Brent Vaughn placed fifth. Andy Wacker was 20th and Joe Bosshard placed 24th. All three earned All-American honors for their finishes.
    The Buffs have been ranked as high as second this season due to its depth. The Buffs will not be bringing a single scorer back to nationals this year. Seniors Martin Medina and Aric Van Halen have both run at the championship but have not scored for CU.
    On the women's side, junior Shalaya Kipp has once again been the top runner for the Buffs. She made her first appearance of the season at pre-nationals, finishing 21st overall, after taking some time off after competing at the Olympic Games in August. She improved to 11th at Pac-12s, but seems to really be hitting her stride as she was the runner-up at regionals last week.
    True freshman Carrie Verdon has been a very consistent No. 2 scorer for the Buffs in her first year. She was third at the Rocky Mountain Shootout, 37th at pre-nationals, 16th at Pac-12s and was seventh at regionals. Several other Buffs have scored for the team this year including Courtney Bouchet, Camille Logan, Jana Stolting, Liz Tremblay and Rachel Viger.
    Colorado was 11th overall at the 2011 championship, totaling 335 points. Kipp led the Buffs with a 19th-place finish and Emma Coburn was 20th overall. Both earned All-American honors.
    Colorado has a great history at the NCAA Championships. CU took home either an individual or team trophy from 2000-04. Kara Grgas-Wheeler won in 2000, leading the women to their first team championship. The men followed up with a team championship in 2001. Jorge Torres won the individual title in 2002 and Dathan Ritzenhein won in 2003. Both teams took home hardware in 2004 and the men won the title again in 2006.
     
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    Here is a preview of the Pac 12 teams competing from pac12.com
    http://pac-12.com/Sports/CrossCount...ss-country-teams-take-aim-at-NCAA-titles.aspx


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    Updated November 16, 2012
    By the Pac-12 Conference
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    WALNUT CREEK, Calif.- A combined nine Pac-12 teams are headed to Louisville, Ky., for the 2012 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships on Saturday, Nov. 17. It is the first national championship of the fall season up for grabs. And with the Conference leading the country in all-time team national titles, NCAA Championships has been where Pac-12 teams have risen to the top.

    On the men’s side, four teams will be representing the Conference, as well as four individuals. Stanford qualified to compete at the championship after winning the NCAA West Regional last weekend. The Cardinal is under the direction of first-year head coach Chris Miltenberg who made his way to Palo Alto after leading his Georgetown women’s squad to its first-ever NCAA title in 2011. Miltenberg will be hoping for his personal repeat with either/or the men’s or women’s squad from Stanford.

    UCLA and Oregon earned at-large bids after finishing third and fourth, respectively, at the regional meet. Colorado is the fourth representative from the Conference heading to Louisville. Under the direction of head coach Mark Wetmore, the Buffs are making their 42nd NCAA Championships appearance. CU won its second-straight Pac-12 title and placed third at the NCAA Mountain Regional to earn an at-large bid.

    All four of the men’s teams headed to the NCAA Championships are ranked in the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) top-30. Both the Cardinal and Buffs have been in the top 10 all season. Stanford leads all Conferences teams as it is ranked No. 2 in the poll. Colorado is No. 7, Oregon is No. 16 and UCLA is No. 22.

    Individually, the Conference is sending a contingent of four men’s runners who can only challenge for the individual crown. Arizona’s Lawi Lalang has been unbeatable, literally, the last two seasons. He is the defending national champion after winning the race last year by 13 seconds over the second-place runner. Lalang is coming off a win at the Pac-12 Championships and the NCAA West Regional. On his heels is teammate Stephen Sambu, who did not compete in cross country last year. Back this season, he has finished just behind his fellow Wildcat at the Conference and regional meets, nearly defeating Lalang at the Pac-12 Championships. The Wildcat duo will be joined by Washington’s Joey Bywater and Washington State’s Todd Wakefield in Louisville. Both also earned individual at-large bids after solid performances at the regional meet.

    The women’s Pac-12 contingent of teams is strong, and any one of the five could claim the NCAA title. Arizona, Colorado, Oregon, Stanford and Washington will all represent the Conference in Louisville. Four of those teams are ranked in the top seven in the USTFCCCA Coaches poll and all five are in the top 25. The Ducks are the highest-rated Pac-12 women’s team, entering the national championship with the No. 2 ranking. The Cardinal are not far behind, ranking fourth and the Wildcats are fifth. The Huskies are seventh and the Buffs are No. 23.

    Oregon seems to be running strong, coming off back-to-back wins at the Pac-12 Championships and the NCAA West Regional. Both titles were the team’s first since 1995. The Ducks are led by senior Jordan Hasay, who was named the USTFCCCA West Region Female Athlete of the Year for the third-consecutive year after winning the third-straight West region title. Oregon seems to have put together one of its strongest teams in recent history and is looking to end its national championship drought, which dates back to 1987.

    Led by senior Kathy Kroeger, the Cardinal were second at the West region meet, automatically qualifying for the national meet. Kroeger has challenged Hasay every season, finishing in the top three of the Pac-12 Championships in each of the last two season before finally breaking through to win the individual crown three weeks ago in Santa Clarita, Calif. Meanwhile, Arizona has been on the rise the last few years and is relying on a contingent of veteran runners to Louisville.

    Washington has been a solid team all season. Last year, the Huskies placed second behing the national champion by just eight points. It was the closest margin of victory at the race since 1998.

    Colorado was third at the Mountain Regional meet, led by senior Shalaya Kipp. She was second at the regional meet but is coming off a career season where she qualified for Team USA at the 2012 London Olympics in the steeplechase.

    Individually, Utah’s Amanda Mergaert makes her third-straight appearance at the NCAA Championships as an individual after placing in the top 25 at the Mountain regional. California sophomore Kelsey Santisteban makes her second-career appearance at the national championship meet.

    In order to be eligible to participate in the championships, teams and individuals qualified in their respective regional competitions. Thirty-one teams were selected to participate in each championship. The top two, seven-person teams automatically qualified from each of the nine regions, for a total of 18 teams. Thirteen additional teams were selected at-large. Thirty-eight individuals were also selected to participate in each championship through an automatic qualifier and at-large selection process. All individual qualifiers finished in the top 25 in their region.

    Pac-12 teams appear to be coming on strong as the season concludes on Saturday, Nov. 17. With so much talent on the men’s and women’s side, this could be the year the Pac-12 stands atop the podium for the first time since 2008.
     
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    And we've begun
     
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    Oregon leads Florida State for 1st
     
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    Oregon women with the convincing team win.
     
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    Unofficially: Oregon, Providence, Florida State, Stanford, Michigan, Duke, Connecticut, Washington, New Mexico, Iowa State
    Buffs not in top 20
     
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    Half-way through the race the Buffs were in 28th with Kipp in 27th, so we'll see where they finished
     
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    Shalaya, where are you?
     
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    Looks like Kipp unofficially finished in 19th
     
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    Kipp unofficially 19th.
     
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    Beat me.
     
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    I was hoping Louisville would have provided updates throughout the race but maybe there were too many teams
     
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    The Buffs unofficially finished in 28th
     
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    The men will start in about 20 minutes
     
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    I don't know if this is an error or if Providence won


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    Looks like Providence are the new NCAA champions just edging out Oregon. The Buffs finished 24th.
     
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    Colorado Track ‏@cubuffstrack CU's women placed 24th at NCAAs. Kipp led CU and recorded her 3rd All-American XC honor in the process. The men run in less than 15 minutes
     
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    Apparently they were wrong and the Ducks will win
     
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    The men are now underway
     
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    Officially Kipp has finished 18th

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    There's always money at the banana stand.
     
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    At the split,
    OK St
    Wisconsin
    Tulsa
    Colorado
     

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