The NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Track and Field and Cross Country Committee has selected eight of nine regionals for the 2013 Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships. The regional sites awarded are:
Great Lakes Region — Wisconsin
Mid-Atlantic Region — Lehigh
Midwest Region — Iowa State
Mountain Region — Weber State
South Region –- Alabama
South Central Region — Baylor
Southeast Region — Virginia
West Region — Sacramento State
The Northeast Region is yet to be determined and will be announced at a later date.
Baylor leads the group for hosting experience having been the site for six previous regionals (2005, 2006, 2008-11), while six of the other institutions have hosted at least two events, being either a regional or the national championship. Sacramento State is the only institution hosting an NCAA cross country regional or national championship for the first time.
“The committee is confident that each of these sites will serve as great partners in hosting successful regional championships,” said Maisha Kelly, NCAA Men’s and Women’s Track and Field and Cross Country Committee chair and senior associate director of athletics/SWA at Bucknell. “The committee was fortunate enough to receive competitive bids from multiple sites. We determined that the selected hosts are well-suited to provide a competitive and championship level experience for student-athletes, as well as an exciting fan experience.”