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Adams State women, Grand Valley State men win 2021 NCAA DII cross country championships

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Adams State wins the 2021 DII women's cross country championship
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5:50 pm, November 20, 2021

Adams State women, Grand Valley State men win 2021 NCAA DII cross country championships

2021 DII women's cross country team champion, individual winner, full results

The Adams State women's cross country team has won the national championship for the second year in a row. The title is the Grizzlies' 19th overall in program history.

Adams State won the 2021 DII women's cross country final with a score of 59, 20 points better than runner-up Grand Valley State. Augustana finished in third place. Here are the top-10 team finishers:

2021 dii women's cross country team finals finish

Adams State won thanks to four runners finishing in the top-15 of the women's 6K. Brianna Robles paced her team, finishing sixth, followed by Franziska Atlhaus (10th), Precious Robinson (11th), and Morgan Hykes (15th).

Grand Valley State's Hannah Becker won the individual national title, finishing in a time of 20:22, nearly five seconds faster than her teammate Klaudia O'Malley, who came in second. Here are the top-9 individual finishers:

dii women's individual finishers NCAA finals cross country

Click or tap here for the complete team and individual race results and times. Watch the full women's event below:

2021 DII women's cross country championship: full replay

2021 DII men's cross country team champion, individual winner, full results

The Grand Valley State men's cross country team has won its second national championship in three seasons after winning the team event at the DII finals on Saturday.

The Lakers earned the trophy with a winning score of 43, nearly half that of runner up Adams State. Colorado Mines rounded out the top three. Here are the top-12 team finishes:

2021 dii men's cross country final team finishers

Grand Valley State had two of its runners finish first and second and placed five of its runners in the top-21 finishers. Watch a highlights from the race below:

DII men's cross country championship recap

Isaac Harding won the individual national championship with a time of 29:58.3. His teammate Tanner Chada finished as the runner-up with a time of 30:07.1. CarLee Stimpfel, from Saginaw Valley, came in third at 30:09.0. Here are the top-9 individual finishers:

2021 dii men's individual cross country finishers final

View the complete rundown of results, times, and splits here. And check out the full replay of the men's race below:

2021 DII men's cross country championship: full replay
3:29 pm, November 20, 2021

Grand Valley State wins men's DII cross country national championship, Isaac Harding wins individual title

The Grand Valley State men's cross country team has won its second national championship in three seasons after winning the team event at the DII finals on Saturday.

The Lakers earned the trophy with a winning score of 43, nearly half that of runner up Adams State. Colorado Mines rounded out the top three. Here are the top-12 team finishes:

2021 dii men's cross country final team finishers

Grand Valley State had two of its runners finish first and second and placed five of its runners in the top-21 finishers.

Isaac Harding won the individual national championship with a time of 29:58.3. His teammate Tanner Chada finished as the runner-up with a time of 30:07.1. CarLee Stimpfel, from Saginaw Valley, came in third at 30:09.0. Here are the top-9 individual finishers:

2021 dii men's individual cross country finishers final

View the complete rundown of results, times, and splits here.

2:18 pm, November 20, 2021

Adams State repeats as DII women's cross country champions, Grand Valley State's Hannah Becker wins individual title

The Adams State women's cross country team has won the national championship for the second year in a row. The title is the Grizzlies' 19th overall in program history.

Adams State won the 2021 DII women's cross country final with a score of 59, 20 points better than runner-up Grand Valley State. Augustana finished in third place. Here are the top-10 team finishers:

2021 dii women's cross country team finals finish

Adams State won thanks to four runners finishing in the top-15 of the women's 6K. Brianna Robles paced her team, finishing sixth, followed by Franziska Atlhaus (10th), Precious Robinson (11th), and Morgan Hykes (15th).

Grand Valley State's Hannah Becker won the individual national title, finishing in a time of 20:22, nearly five seconds faster than her teammate Klaudia O'Malley, who came in second. Here are the top-9 individual finishers:

dii women's individual finishers NCAA finals cross country

Click or tap here for the complete team and individual race results and times.

The DII finals continue shortly with the men's 10K, which will begin at 9:45 a.m. ET. You can stream that live on NCAA.com here.

Stay tuned to this page for more updates and results from that event.

1:23 pm, November 20, 2021

DII Cross Country finals ready to go with women's race Saturday morning

DII XC

It's race day at the 2021 NCAA Division II men’s and women’s cross country championship.

The NCAA finals are Saturday, Nov. 20 in Saint Leo, Fla. at The Abbey Course. The women's race is just about to begin at 8:30 a.m. ET, and the men will follow at 9:45 a.m. ET. The women will run the 6K, and the men will run the 10K.

You can see the full list of qualifying teams and individuals in the official press release here.

Fans can watch both races in their entirety here on NCAA.com this morning. We'll also be following races and results live here on this page. Below are the livestream links to watch each race:

Thirty-four teams were selected to participate in each championship. The top three, seven-person teams automatically qualified from each of the eight regions, for a total of 24 teams. Ten additional teams were selected at-large. A minimum of 24 additional individuals were selected to participate in each championship through an automatic qualifier and at-large selection process.

Last year's finals were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On the men's side, 2019 champion Colorado School of Mines will defend its title, and on the women's side, Adams State will look to repeat.

6:34 pm, November 19, 2021

DII men's and women's cross country championship set for Saturday

DII XC

The 2021 NCAA Division II men’s and women’s cross country championship is less than 24 hours away.

The NCAA finals will take place on Saturday, Nov. 20 in Saint Leo, Fla. at The Abbey Course. The women's race will begin at 8:30 a.m. ET, and the men will start at 9:45 a.m. ET. The women will run the 6K, and the men will run the 10K.

You can see the full list of qualifying teams and individuals in the official press release here.

Fans can watch both races in their entirety here on NCAA.com on Saturday morning. We'll also be following races and results live here. Below are the livestream links to watch each race:

Thirty-four teams were selected to participate in each championship. The top three, seven-person teams automatically qualified from each of the eight regions, for a total of 24 teams. Ten additional teams were selected at-large. A minimum of 24 additional individuals were selected to participate in each championship through an automatic qualifier and at-large selection process.

Last year's finals were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On the men's side, 2019 champion Colorado School of Mines will defend its title, and on the women's side, Adams State will look to repeat.

9:59 pm, November 8, 2021

2021 NCAA DII cross country championship qualifiers announced

DII XC

The 2021 NCAA Division II men’s and women’s cross country championship qualifiers were revealed by the committee Monday evening.

Thirty-four teams were selected to participate in each championship. The top three, seven-person teams automatically qualified from each of the eight regions, for a total of 24 teams. Ten additional teams were selected at-large. A minimum of 24 additional individuals were selected to participate in each championship through an automatic qualifier and at-large selection process. 

You can see the full list of qualifying teams and individuals in the official press release here.

The DII championships are scheduled for Nov. 20 in Saint Leo, Florida at The Abbey Course. The women’s race begins at 8:30 a.m. ET, followed by the men’s race at 9:45 a.m. ET. Both races will be live streamed on NCAA.com.

12:37 am, October 28, 2021

How to view the DII cross country selections for the 2021 championships

The 2021 DII men's and women's cross country championships will be held Saturday, Nov. 20 at The Abbey Course in Saint Leo, Florida. For the men's, it'll be the 61st champion crowned. For the women's, it'll be the 40th champion named. Selections will be released on Monday, Nov. 8. Here's all you need to know about the reveal. 

When: Monday, Nov. 8
Where: Published here on NCAA.com 

12:26 am, October 28, 2021

Men's DII cross country championship history

The 2020 season was canceled due to COVID-19, which means Colorado School of Mines will look to defend its 2019 national title, its second title in school history. Like in the women's section, Adams State has had incredible success winning championships, logging eight since 2008. 

Here's a complete list of all champions since 1958: 

YEAR CHAMPION COACH POINTS RUNNER-UP POINTS HOST OR SITE
2020 Canceled due to Covid-19 -- -- -- -- --
2019 Colorado School of Mines Chris Siemers 57 Adams State 136 Sacramento, Cal.
2018 Grand Valley State Jerry Baltes 89 Colorado School of Mines 99 Pittsburgh, Pa.
2017 Adams State Damon Martin 44 Grand Valley State 64 Louisville, Ky.
2016 Adams State Damon Martin 54 Grand Valley State 79 St. Leo, Fla.
2015 Colorado School of Mines Chris Seimers 100 Adams State 127 Joplin, Mo.
2014 Adams State Damon Martin 69 Grand Valley State 127 Louisville, Ky.
2013 Adams State Damon Martin 54 Grand Valley State 104 Spokan, Wash,
2012 Adams State Damon Martin 34 Colorado Mines 102 Joplin, Mo.
2011 Western State Jennifer Michel 27 Adams State 69 Spokane, Wash.
2010 Adams State Damon Martin 57 Western State 102 Bellarmine
2009 Adams State Damon Martin 23 Western State 86 Southern Indiana
2008 Adams State Damon Martin 67 Western State 88 Slippery Rock
2007 Abilene Christian Derek Hood 59 Western State
Adams State
66 Mo. Southern State
2006 Abilene Christian Derek Hood 57 Adams State 70 Pensacola, Fla.
2005 Western State Duane Vandenbusche 51 Adams State 108 Cal Poly Pomona
2004 Western State Duane Vandenbusche 39 Adams State 76 Southern Indiana
2003 Adams State Damon Martin 40 Abilene Christian 68 Cary, N.C.
2002 Western State Duane Vandenbusche 35 Abilene Christian 81 Ashland
2001 Western State Duane Vandenbusche 38 Abilene Christian 74 Slippery Rock
2000 Western State Duane Vandenbusche 24 Abilene Christian 62 Cal Poly Pomona
1999 Western State Duane Vandenbusche 27 Adams State 95 Mo. Southern State
1998 Adams State Damon Martin 68 Western State 74 Kansas
1997 South Dakota Scott Munsen 78 Central Missouri 83 Wis.-Parkside
1996 South Dakota State Tom Henderson 119 Lewis 142 Humboldt State
1995 Western State Duane Vandenbusche 69 Central Missouri 98 South Carolina Upstate
1994 Adams State John Kernan 55 Western State 73 Nebraska-Kearney
1993 Adams State Joe Vigil 25 Edinboro 103 UC Riverside
1992 Adams State Joe Vigil 15 Western State 56 Slippery Rock
1991 UMass.-Lowell Georige Davis 48 Nebraska-Kearney 96 SIU-Edwardsville
1990 Edinboro Doug Watts 50 Shippensburg 125 Humboldt State
1989 South Dakota State Scott Underwood 97 Edinboro 102 East Stroudsburg
1988 Edinboro
Minn. State-Mankato
Doug Watts
Mark Schuck
77     Mississippi College
1987 Edinboro Doug Watts 95 Minn. State-Mankato 113 Southern Indiana
1986 Edinboro Doug Watts 56 South Dakota State 79 UC Riverside
1985 South Dakota State Scott Underwood 60 Edinboro 108 East Stroudsburg
1984 Southeast Mo. State Fred Binggeli 87 Edinboro 129 Mississippi College
1983 Cal Poly Pomona Jim sackett 86 St. Cloud State 100 Wisconsin-Parkside
1982 Eastern Washington Jerry Martin 84 South Dakota State 123 St. Cloud State
1981 Millersville Eugene Fritz 97 Edinboro 99 UMass.-Lowell
1980 Humoldt State James Hunt 115 UNC Pembroke 120 Wisconsin-Parkside
1979 Cal Poly Steve Miller 45 Sacramento State 108 UC Riverside
1978 Cal Poly Steve Miller 42 South Dakota State 165 Indiana (Pa.)
1977 Eastern Illinois Thomas Woodall 37 South Dakota State 151 Illinois-Chicago
1976 UC Irvine Len Miller 50 Missouri State 73 Missouri State
1975 UC Irvine Len Miller 59 Cal State Northridge 91 Cal State Northridge
1974 Missouri State Chuck Hunsaker 112 South Dakota State 130 Missouri State
1973 South Dakota State Jay Dirksen 88 Missouri State 93 Wheaton (Ill.)
1972 North Dakota State Roger Grooters 84 South Dakota State 143 Wheaton (Ill.)
1971 Cal State Fullerton Jim Schultz 47 North Dakota State 81 Wheaton (Ill.)
1970 Eastern Michigan Bob Parks 100 Cal State Fullerton 124 Wheaton (Ill.)
1969 Eastern Illinois Pat O'Brien 84 Eastern Michigan 146 Wheaton (Ill.)
1968 Eastern Illinois Pat O'Brien 99 Minn. State-Mankato 130 Wheaton (Ill.)
1967 San Diego State Anthony Sucec 66 Cal Poly Pomona 133 Wheaton (Ill.)
1966 San Diego State Choc Sportsman 58 Western Illinois 184 Wheaton (Ill.)
1965 San Diego State Choc Sportsman 55 Eastern Michigan 164 Wheaton (Ill.)
1964 Kentucky State William Exum 95 Truman 105 Wheaton (Ill.)
1963 Emporia State Fran Welch 44 Akron 174 Wheaton (Ill.)
1962 Central State (Ohio) Dave Youngblade 77 Northern Illinois 96 Wheaton (Ill.)
1961 Southern Illinois Lew Hartzog 33 South Dakota State 82 Wheaton (Ill.)
1960 Central State (Ohio) Dave Youngblade 72 Minn. State-Mankato 109 Wheaton (Ill.)
1959 South Dakota State Jim Emmerich 67 Emporia State 75 Wheaton (Ill.)
1958 Northern Illinois C.H. Appel 90 South Dakota State 93 Wheaton (Ill.)
12:20 am, October 28, 2021

Women's DII cross country championship history

The 2020 season was cancelled due to COVID-19. Because of that, the reigning champion is still Adams State, who won the 2019 title. Since 2003, Adams State has won the national championship 10 times. Grand Valley State has six titles during that same span. The only other team that has won a championship during that time was Augustana (S.D.) in 2011. 

Here's a complete list of all champions since 1981. 

YEAR CHAMPION COACH POINTS RUNNER-UP POINTS SITE
2020 Canceled due to Covid-19 -- -- -- -- --
2019 Adams State Damon Martin 23 Grand Valley State 87 Sacramento, Cal.
2018 Grand Valley State Jerry Baltes 41 Mary 83 Pittsburgh, Pa.
2017 Adams State Damon Martin 126 Mary 137 Louisville, Ky.
2016 Grand Valley State Jerry Baltes 116 Adams State 139 St. Leo, Fla.
2015 Adams State Damon Martin 83 Grand Valley State 97 Joplin, Mo.
2014 Grand Valley State Jerry Baltes 50 Hillsdale 115 Louisville, Ky.
2013 Grand Valley State Jerry Baltes 54 Adams State 91 Spokane, Wash,
2012 Grand Valley State Jerry Baltes 101 Augustana (S.D.) 104 Missouri Southern State
2011 Augustana (S.D.) Tracy Hellman 75 Western State 79 Spokane, Wash.
2010 Grand Valley State Jerry Baltes 66 Western State 95 Bellarmine
2009 Adams State Damon Martin 73 Grand Valley State 81 Southern Indiana
2008 Adams State Damon Martin 79 Grand Valley State 102 Slippery Rock
2007 Adams State Damon Martin 63 Seattle Pacific 178 Missouri Southern State
2006 Adams State Damon Martin 94 Western State 101 West Florida
2005 Adams State Damon Martin 54 Grand Valley State 69 Cal Poly Pomona
2004 Adams State Damon Martin 31 Edinboro 101 Southern Indiana
2003 Adams State Damon Martin 38 Western State 101 Cary, N.C.
2002 Western State Duane Vandenbusche 43 Adams State 46 Ashland
2001 Western State Duane Vandenbusche 46 Adams State 55 Slippery Rock
2000 Western State Duane Vandenbusche 38 North Dakota 131 Cal Poly Pomona
1999 Adams State Damon Martin 23 Western State 47 Missouri Southern State
1998 Adams State Damon Martin 56 Western State 79 Kansas
1997 Adams State Damon Martin 37 Lewis/Western State 106 Wisconsin-Parkside
1996 Adams State Damon Martin 35 Western State 94 Humboldt State
1995 Adams State Damon Martin 62 Abilene Christian 143 South Carolina Upstate
1994 Adams State Damon Martin 47 Western State 55 Nebraska-Kearney
1993 Adams State Damon Martin 75 Cal Poly 106 UC Riverside
1992 Adams State Damon Martin 64 Western State 99 Slippery Rock
1991 Cal Poly Deanne Johnson 60 UC Davis 93 SIU Edwardsville
1990 Cal Poly Deanne Johnson 61 Air Force 78 Humboldt State
1989 Cal Poly Lance Harter 34 Air Force 67 East Stroudsburg
1988 Cal Poly Lance Harter 49 Air Force 51 Mississippi College
1987 Cal Poly Lance Harter 53 Cal State Los Angeles 84 Southern Indiana
1986 Cal Poly Lance Harter 39 Cal State Northridge 93 UC Riverside
1985 Cal Poly Lance Harter 30 Cal State Northridge 86 East Stroudsburg
1984 Cal Poly Lance Harter 32 South Dakota State 107 Mississippi College
1983 Cal Poly Lance Harter 48 Holy Cross 92 Wisconsin-Parkside
1982 Cal Poly Lance Harter 32 South Dakota State 45 St. Cloud State
1981 South Dakota State Scoutt Underwood 26 Cal Poly 49 Southeast Missouri State