Katherine Wright | NCAA.com | November 16, 2019

2019 cross country regionals: Results, qualifiers for the NCAA championships

Watch the race to the finish of the DI men's South regional

The cross country season is nearing a close with the 2019 NCAA DI National Championships quickly approaching.

Friday, Nov. 15 marked the congregation of all cross country programs nationwide for the sport's regionals. For the first time all season, all teams performed on the same day in their respective regionals. There are nine sites altogether. Including a link to the host site's webpage, they are as follows: Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Mountain, Northeast, South, South Central, Southeast, West.

Below we have included the results from each regional, including the teams that will advance to the 2019 NCAA DI Cross Country National Championships on Saturday, November 23 — and those the selection committee selected to advance to the championships.

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The top two finishers of each regional automatically qualify for the national championships, equating to 18 immediate team qualifiers. Four of the top individuals who do not finish on a qualifying team will also advance to the national championships. The remaining 13 at-large teams and two additional individuals will be selected by the NCAA DI Cross Country Subcommittee. A total of 255 participants will be at the national championships. 

Unlike the regular season races when the men competed in 8ks, they transitioned to the 10k regional race in preparation for the national championship 10k race. The women continued on with the 6k.

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The following teams and individuals were selected to the championships:

Men’s automatic qualifying teams:

  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Georgetown
  • Harvard
  • Iowa State
  • Middle Tennessee
  • Northern Arizona
  • Notre Dame
  • Ole Miss
  • Portland
  • Purdue
  • Stanford
  • Syracuse
  • Texas
  • Tulsa
  • Villanova
  • Virginia
  • Virginia Tech

Men’s at-large teams:

  • Alabama
  • Boise State
  • Brigham Young
  • Florida State
  • Furman
  • Indiana
  • Iona
  • Michigan
  • NC State
  • Oregon
  • Utah State
  • Washington 
  • Wisconsin

Women’s automatic qualifying teams:

  • Arkansas
  • Brigham Young
  • Cornell
  • Florida State
  • Furman
  • Harvard
  • Illinois
  • Michigan
  • Michigan State
  • NC State
  • New Mexico
  • Ole Miss
  • Penn State
  • Stanford
  • Texas
  • Tulsa
  • Villanova
  • Washington

Women’s at-large teams:

  • Air Force
  • Boise State
  • Boston College
  • Colorado
  • Columbia
  • Indiana
  • Minnesota
  • Northern Arizona
  • Notre Dame
  • Ohio State
  • Oregon
  • Utah
  • Wisconsin

Men’s individual qualifiers:

Great Lakes:

INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL
Simon Bedard Butler
Euan Makepeace Butler
Morgan Beadlescomb Michigan State
Marc Migliozzi Akron

Mid-Atlantic:

INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL
Camren Fischer Princeton
Jake Brophy Navy
Conor Lundy Princeton
Anthony Russo Pennsylvania

Midwest:

INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL
Thomas George Missouri
Alec Basten Minnesota
Nathan Mylenek Iowa
George Kusche Nebraska

Mountain:

INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL
Christian Allen Weber State
Christopher Henry Wyoming
Titus Cheruiyot UTEP
Taylor Dillon Weber State

Northeast:

INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL
Alex Masai Hofstra
Ryan Kutch Fordham
Christopher Alfond UMass Lowell
Benjamin Drezek UMass Lowell

South:

INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL
Ben Varghese East Tennessee State
Brent Leber Lipscomb
Stephen Jones Mississippi State
Kaleb McLeod Belmont

South Central:

INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL
Justin Domangue UT Arlington
Abraham Chirchir UTRGV
Florian Lussy North Texas
Jordan Rowe Lamar University
Eric Casarez Texas A&M

Southeast:

INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL
Athansas Kioko Campbell
Amon Kemboi Campbell
Adriaan Wildschutt Coastal Carolina
Nadeel Wildschutt Coastal Carolina
Ezekiel Kibichii Eastern Kentucky

West:

INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL
James Mwaura Gonzaga
Colin Burke UCLA
Garrett Reynolds UCLA
Nick Randazzo UC Santa Barbara

Women's individual qualifiers:

Great Lakes:

INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL
Natalie Cizmas Eastern Michigan
Anna Kostarellis Xavier
Emily Royston Butler
Maggie Schneider Oakland

Mid-Atlantic:

INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL
Madeline Perez Georgetown
Suzanne Dannheim George Washington
Melia Chittenden Princeton
Sami Corman Georgetown

Midwest:

INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL
Cailie Logue Iowa State
Taylor Somers Oklahoma State
Winny Koskei Wichita State
Ashley Tutt Northern Illinois
Molly Born Oklahoma State

Mountain:

INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL
Camila Noe Montana State
Alison Pray Southern Utah
Linda Cheruiyot UTEP
Lexie Thompson Weber State

Northeast:

INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL
Hannah Reinhardt Albany (New York)
Hannah Butler Brown
Mia Nahom UConn
Egle Morenaite Iona
Lotte Black Rhode Island

South:

INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL
Joyce Kimeli Auburn
Jessica Pascoe Florida
Jessica Drop Georgia
Samantha Drop Georgia

South Central:

INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL
Grace Forbes Rice
Kelsie Warren Texas A&M
Arina Kleshchukova New Orleans
Ashley Driscoll Texas A&M

Southeast:

INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL
Hannah Steelman Wofford
Sara Freix Virginia Tech
Ivine Chemutai Louisville
Paige Hofstad North Carolina

West:

INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL  
Aoibhe Richardson San Francisco  
Christina Rice UCLA  
Anna Pataki Portland  
Jenny Sandoval San Jose State  

Great Lakes 

Men's 10k automatic qualifiers

Teams: Purdue (79), Notre Dame (85)

Final five minutes of the 2019 DI Men's Cross Country Great Lakes Regional

Women's 6k automatic qualifiers

Teams: Michigan State (49), Michigan (74)

Women's Great Lakes regional

Regional results are posted here.


Great Lakes Regional preview

The University of Wisconsin is hosting the 2019 NCAA Great Lake Region Cross Country Championships on Friday, Nov. 15, at the Thomas Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course. The 11-year old course played host to last year's national championships.

Here are the starting box assignments

Flotrack will be live broadcasting the event. 

Schedule

  • Women's 6k — 11:30 a.m. CT
  • Men's 10k — 12:30 p.m. CT

Teams to watch

Men: No. 9 Wisconsin, No. 13 Indiana, No. 16 Michigan, No. 17 Purdue, No. 19 Notre Dame

The host team and reigning Great Lakes region and Big Ten champion headlines the men's side of the Great Lakes Regional. Wisconsin finished eighth in the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational behind Purdue and Indiana. If the same result happens on Friday, the Badgers will miss out on an automatic ticket to the nationals championships. Indiana followed its impressive seventh-place finish with a second-place finish at the Big Ten Championships, two places in front of Purdue. 

Michigan offers an intriguing matchup after finishing third at the Big Ten Championships, three weeks after placing 11th at the Nuttycombe. Momentum also favors Notre Dame with its second-place finish at ACC Championships.

Women: No. 6 Michigan State, No. 7 Wisconsin, No. 11 Michigan, T-No. 16 Notre Dame, No. 20 Ohio State, No. 24 Butler

Consistency has been the theme for Michigan State this season. Four first-place finishes at meets, including the Big Ten Championships, has set the Spartans up for another top of the podium opportunity. Two disparities came during the middle of the season, however, and the major halt was at Wisconsin for the Nuttycombe Invitational. Their fifth-place finish came in a field of 20 ranked teams. Wisconsin was one of the four teams to finish ahead of the Spartans. 

The two teams met at the Big Ten Championships, manning first and second; Michigan State bettered Wisconsin by six points. Michigan, the reigning Great Lakes region champion, followed 16 points behind the Badgers for the third spot. 

Mountain

Men's 10k automatic qualifiers

Teams: Northern Arizona (21), Colorado (53)

2019 DI Men's Cross Country Mountain Regional

Women's 6k automatic qualifiers

Teams: BYU (70), New Mexico (83)

2019 DI Women's Cross Country Mountain Regional

Regional results are posted here.


Mountain Regional preview

For the first time since 2010, Utah will host the 2019 NCAA Mountain Region Cross Country Championships at the Rose Park Golf Course in Salt Lake City.

Here are the starting box assignments

Flotrack will be live broadcasting the event. 

Schedule:

  • Women's 6k — 11 a.m. MT
  • Men's 10k — Noon MT

Teams to watch

Men: No. 1 Northern Arizona, No. 2 BYU, No. 3 Colorado, No. 20 Utah State, No. 25 Colorado State

The Mountain region might be the event to watch on Friday with the three best teams in the country competing for two automatic entries into the national championship. Northern Arizona, the reigning mountain region and national champion, BYU and Colorado competed closely last year at the regional. BYU finished behind the Lumberjacks, followed by Colorado and Colorado State. The Lumberjacks are expected to win for the fourth straight year after placing first in all four of their meets this season. 

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BYU has mimicked a similar theme this season with three first place victories and one second-place finish at the Bill Dellinger Invitational. Colorado hasn't shied from the upper echelon, placing first in the Piane Invitational and second in pre-nationals — followed by a first-place finish at the Pac-12 Championships.

Women: No. 3 BYU, No. 8 Colorado, No. 9 Utah, No. 10 New Mexico, No. 15 Air Force, T-No. 16 Northern Arizona 

Aside from a dominant performance this season by No. 1 Arkansas and No. 2 Stanford, BYU has jumped into the No. 3 ranking with four first-place finishes throughout the season and a second-place finish behind Washington at pre-nationals. Colorado's successful season began with two straight second-place finishes at the Wyoming and Joe Piane Invitationals.

The host of this year's mountain regional, Utah, topped the podium at the Piane Invitational, which also saw the reigning Mountain region champion, New Mexico, place seventh. 

West

Men's 10k automatic qualifiers

Teams: Portland (65), Stanford (78)

Final five minutes from the West regional

Women's 6k automatic qualifiers

Teams: Stanford (39), Washington (49)

2019 DI women's cross country West regional — final mile

Regional results are posted here.


West Regional preview

Washington State is set to host the 2019 NCAA West Region Cross Country Championships, which is being held at the Colfax Golf Club. 

Here are the starting box assignments

Flotrack will be live broadcasting the event. 

Schedule

  • Women's 6k — 11:30 a.m. PT
  • Men's 10k — 12:30 p.m. PT

Teams to watch

Men: No. 4 Stanford, No. 6 Oregon, No. 10 UCLA, T-No. 11 Portland, No. 14 Washington, No. 27 Boise State

Second-place finishes at the John McNichols Invitational and the Nuttycombe Invitational led to Stanford's third-place finish at the Pac-12 Championships. The Cardinal's short two-event regular season creates a tough postseason prediction picture, so Friday's west regional should answer any questions entering the national championships. Oregon placed second behind Stanford after a 10th-place finish at the Nuttycombe Invitational. UCLA responded to Oregon's first-place victory at the Dellinger Invitational with a fifth-place finish at the Nuttycombe Invitational, bettering the Pac-12 rival five places. A ninth-place finish at the Nuttycombe Invitational spotlights the season Portland, the reigning west region champion, has had so far, as a result of scheduling less high-profile meets.

Women: No. 2 Stanford, No. 4 Washington, No. 13 Boise State, No. 19 Oregon, No. 30 California Baptist

Both Stanford cross country programs are donning incredible performances this season, enough to make both strong competitors for the national title. The Cardinal with the best chance at scoring the trophy, thought, is the women, and Friday's race should be a prime example. Their first-place finish at the Pac-12 Championships bested Washington, Utah, Colorado and Oregon — the reigning west region champion. A fifth-place finish at the Joe Piane Invitational and first-place finish at pre-nationals sets the Huskies up for an interesting battle against the Cardinal for the region. 

Midwest

Men's 10k automatic qualifiers

Teams: Tulsa (37), Iowa State (54)

Women's 6k automatic qualifiers

Teams: Illinois (108), Tulsa (123)

Regional results are posted here.


Midwest Regional preview

This season marks the open of the new Oklahoma State Cross Country Course, and in appreciation of its state-of-the-art design, the course is set to host the 2019 NCAA Midwest Region Cross Country Championships and the 2020 NCAA Cross Country Championships.

Here are the starting box assignments.

Flotrack will be live broadcasting the event

Schedule

  • Women's 6k —10:30 a.m. CT
  • Men's 10k — 11:30 a.m. CT

Teams to watch

Men: No. 5 Iowa State, No. 7 Tulsa, No. 23 Oklahoma State

For two consecutive years, the Iowa State men's and women's teams have won the midwest region championship. But this season, the Cyclones have a key competitor in Tulsa, a team that finished third at the Nuttycombe Invitational, ahead of the Cyclones' fourth-place finish, and swept the AAC Championships. Iowa State hopes to pair its victory at the Big-12 Championships with a gold medal performance at the midwest regional.

Women: No. 22 Illinois, No. 25 Oklahoma State, No. 26 Minnesota

Placing within the first two spots is imperative for this lineup of competitors because of the automatic qualification rule. The road to the national championships is much harder and unpredictable if you place outside of the top two with the decision left to the committee to decide which teams qualify for the title race.

Illinois has consistently stayed in the middle of the pack this season. Sixth-place finishes at the McNichols Invitational and pre-nationals have kept the Illini competitive in the rankings. Oklahoma State finished 11th at pre-nationals, five places behind Illinois. The two teams are favored to automatically qualify for the title race, but Minnesota won't give up easily.

South

Men's 10k automatic qualifiers 

Teams: Ole Miss (69), Middle Tennessee State (83)

2019 DI men's cross country South regional — final 5 minutes

Women's 6k automatic qualifiers

Teams: Florida State (42), Ole Miss (100)

Regional results are posted here.


South Regional preview

Florida State hosts the 2019 NCAA South Region Cross Country Championships at the Apalachee Regional Park.

Here are the starting box assignments

Flotrack will be live broadcasting the event. 

Schedule

  • Women's 6k — 8:30 a.m. ET
  • Men's 10k — 9:30 a.m. ET

Teams to watch

Men: T-No. 11 Ole Miss, No. 15 Middle Tennessee, No. 28 Alabama

Ole Miss returns as the South region reigning men's champion.

Women: No. 12 Florida State, No. 27 Ole Miss 

Florida State returns as the South region reigning women's champion.

Southeast

Men's 10k automatic qualifiers

Teams: Virginia (79), Virginia Tech (109)

Women's 6k automatic qualifiers

Teams: NC State (48), Furman (83)

Regional results are posted here.


Southeast Regional preview

Virginia hosts the 2019 NCAA Southeast Region Cross Country Championships at the Panorama Farms Course.

Here are the starting box assignments

Flotrack will be live broadcasting the event. 

Schedule

  • Women's 6k — 10:30 a.m. ET
  • Men's 10k — 11:30 a.m. ET

Teams to watch

Men: No. 21 Virginia, No. 22 Virginia Tech, No. 26 Eastern Kentucky

NC State is the reigning Southeast region men's champion.

Women: No. 5 NC State, No. 14 Furman, No. 23 Virginia Tech

Riding a three consecutive region championship streak, NC State is the reigning Southeast region women's champion.

Mid-Atlantic

Men's 10k automatic qualifiers

Teams: Villanova (37), Georgetown (67)

Women's 6k automatic qualifiers

Teams: Penn State (73), Villanova (77)

Regional results are posted here.


Mid-Atlantic Regional preview

Lehigh is hosting the 2019 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Cross Country Championship at the Goodman Campus Cross Country Course.

Here are the starting box assignments

Flotrack will be live broadcasting the event. 

Schedule

  • Women's 6k — 11 a.m. ET
  • Men's 10k — Noon ET

Teams to watch

Men: No. 24 Villanova, No. 30 Georgetown

Princeton is the reigning Mid-Atlantic region men's champion and looking for its third consecutive region title.

Women: No. 18 Penn State, No. 28 Villanova

Villanova is the reigning Mid-Atlantic region women's champion.

Northeast

Men's 10k automatic qualifiers

Teams: Harvard (59), Syracuse (86)

Women's 6k automatic qualifiers

Teams: Harvard (92), Cornell (126)

Regional results are posted here.


Northeast Regional preview

Buffalo is hosting the 2019 Northeast Region Cross Country Championships at the Audubon Golf Course.

Here are the starting box assignments

Flotrack will be live broadcasting the event. 

Schedule

  • Women's 6k — 11 a.m. ET
  • Men's 10k — Noon ET

Teams to watch

Men: No. 8 Iona, No. 18 Syracuse

Syracuse's six Northeast region championship streak is on the line Friday against a tough lineup of competitors including Iona.

Women: No. 21 Columbia, No. 29 Syracuse

Columbia is favored to go back-to-back on Friday at the Northeast regional.

South Central 

Men's 10k automatic qualifiers

Teams: Texas (39), Arkansas (67)

Women's 6k automatic qualifiers

Teams: Arkansas (15), Texas (63)

Regional results are posted here.


South Central Regional preview

Here are the starting box assignments

Flotrack will be live broadcasting the event. 

Schedule

  • Women's 6k — 11 a.m. CT
  • Men's 10k — Noon CT

Teams to watch

Men: No. 29 Texas

Texas is favored to break Arkansas' six-straight South Central region championship streak, with the Razorbacks receiving eight votes in the last USTFCCCA poll — 18 points behind No. 30 Georgetown.

Women: No. 1 Arkansas

Arkansas, the favorite to win the national championship, is set to make a statement at Friday's South Central regional with a try for its ninth-straight region championship.

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