INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Track and Field and Cross Country Committee announced today the team and individual qualifiers for the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships.
In order to be eligible to participate in the championships, teams and individuals qualified at their respective NCAA 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 regions.
Update: With careful consideration to the well-being and safety of student-athletes, coaches and fans due to the impending weather, the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Committee has decided to start each of the championship races one hour and 45 minutes earlier tomorrow morning. The 2017 NCAA Division I competitions, being held at E.P. Tom Sawyer Park in Louisville, Ky., will begin with the women’s race at 9 a.m. Eastern time, followed by the men’s race at 10 a.m. Eastern time. The awards presentations for both championships will be held on site shortly after the completion of the men’s race.
NCAA cross country fans can watch the live stream of the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships as FloTrack Pro subscribers for a monthly price of $19.99 or an annual price of $150. The subscription will include access to all FloTrack live broadcasts, video on-demand from all events, documentaries, technique videos and more. Coverage of the championships will be available starting at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time until the conclusion of the awards ceremony, Saturday, November 18, and can be accessed at www.FloTrack.com.
The following teams and individuals were selected to the championship:
|Men's Automatic Qualifying Teams|
|Men's At-Large Teams|
|Women's Automatic Qualifying Teams|
|Women's At-Large Teams|
Men's Individual Qualifiers:
|Hlynur Andresson||Eastern Michigan|
|Michael Hall||Florida State|
|Nahom Solomon||Georgia Tech|
|Colin Abert||Penn State|
|Timothy McGowan||Penn State|
|Jon Bishop||Texas A&M|
|Christian Farris||Texas A&M|
|Taylor Floyd Mews||Bradley|
|Kyle Mattes||Illinois State|
|Nadeel Wildschutt||Coastal Carolina|
|Josh Kerr||New Mexico|
|Tyson Lambert||Utah Valley|
|Swarnjit Boyal||Cal Poly|
|Thomas Madden||UC Davis|
|John Valeri||Army West Point|
|Paul Luevano||Boston University|
|Paul Hogan||UMass Lowell|
Women's Individual Qualifiers
|Christine Frederick||Ohio State|
|Hanne Christensen||Western Michigan|
|Eden Meyer||North Florida|
|Purity Sanga||Tennessee Tech|
|Michaela Hackett||Abilene Christian|
|Alexandria Hackkett||Abilene Christian|
|Jaci Smith||Air Force|
|Paige Gilchrist||Northern Arizona|
|Danielle Shanahan||Loyola Marymount|
|Vallery Korir||Washington State|
|Elinor Purrier||New Hampshire|