INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA Division II Mens and Womens Track and Field Committee has announced the participants for the 2005 NCAA Division II Mens and Womens Cross Country Championships.

In order to be eligible to participate in the championships, teams and individuals had to qualify in their respective NCAA region competitions that were held this past weekend.

A total of 371 participants (184 men and 187 women) will compete in the championships. All regions automatically qualified two teams of seven student-athletes each. Additional berths were awarded to the regions with the first eight team finishers at the 2004 NCAA Division II Mens and Womens Cross Country Championships.

All regions automatically qualify the top two individuals from non-qualifying teams. In addition, all individual competitors who finish in the top five overall places in their respective regional meet and are not a member of a qualifying team automatically advance to the championships.

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona will host the championships, November 19, at Prado Park in Chino, California. The womens race will begin at 11 a.m. Pacific time followed by the mens race at noon Pacific time.

Womens Qualifying Teams
Abilene Christian, South Central
Adams State, North Central
Alabama-Huntsville, South
Alaska Anchorage, West
UC San Diego, West
Carson-Newman, Southeast
Central Arkansas, South
Central Missouri State, South Central
Chico State, West
Colorado School of Mines, North Central
Edinboro, East
Grand Valley State, Great Lakes
Harding, South
Indiana (Pennsylvania), East
Kutztown, East
Mars Hill, Southeast
Massachusetts-Lowell, Northeast
Northern Michigan, Great Lakes
South Dakota, North Central
Southern Indiana, Great Lakes
Stonehill, Northeast
Tampa, South
Western State, North Central
Wisconsin-Parkside, Great Lakes

Mens Qualifying Teams
Abilene Christian, South Central
Adams State, North Central
Alaska Anchorage, West
Cal Poly Pomona, West
Central Missouri State, South Central
Chico State, West
Clayton State, South
Colorado School of Mines, North Central
East Central, South Central
Edinboro, East
Florida Southern, South
Grand Valley State, Great Lakes
Harding, South
Lock Haven, East
Mars Hill, Southeast
Massachusetts-Lowell, Northeast
Minnesota State Mankato, North Central
Saginaw Valley State, Great Lakes
St. Andrews Presbyterian, Southeast
Shippensburg, East
Southern Indiana, Great Lakes
Stonehill, Northeast
Wayne State (Michigan), Great Lakes
Western State, North Central

Womens Individual Qualifiers
East Region

Lindsey Govern, Shippensburg
Amber Hackenberg, Bloomsburg

Great Lakes Region
Meghan Crowe, Bellarmine
Jennifer Irwin, Ferris State

Northeast Region
Caitlyn Clark, Assumption
Natalie Johnson, C.W. Post

North Central Region
Shannon Payne, Colorado-Colorado Springs
Sarah Shepard, Colorado-Colorado Springs

South Region
Aoife Cooke, Arkansas Tech
Jael Koech, Florida Southern
Allison Kreutzer, Clayton State
Emry McKay, North Alabama

South Central Region
Melina Garcia, Angelo State
Rachel Ingram, Southwestern Oklahoma State

Southeast Region
Jennifer Hitt, Anderson (South Carolina)
Irene Jeptolo, Winston-Salem State
Diana Willard, Anderson (South Carolina)

West Region
Meredith Crane, Seattle Pacific
Maria Delgado, Cal State L.A.

Mens Individual Qualifiers
East Region
Justin Shepherd, Bloomsburg
Jeff Weiss, Slippery Rock

Great Lakes Region
Brian Taghon, Southern Illinois Edwardsville
Andy Tremble, Lewis

Northeast Region
Ryan Agnew, Bentley
Max Collado, C.W. Post

North Central Region
Tony Turgeon, South Dakota
Tyler Wetering, South Dakota

South Region
Stephen Hill, Christian Brothers
Michael Padilla, West Florida

South Central Region
Eli Klimek, Truman
Brett Musser, Missouri Southern State

Southeast Region
Ryan Althaus, Carson-Newman
Darius Shade, Livingstone

West Region
Josh Babiak, San Francisco State
Casey Moriarty, Seattle

-- Courtesy NCAA.org