UVA Competes at NCAA Cross Country Championships Saturday
Nov. 19, 2015
|Virginia at NCAA Championships|
|Date & Time||Saturday, Nov. 21 | Women: Noon | Men: 1 p.m.|
|Location||Louisville, Ky. | EP Tom Sawyer State Park|
|Media Information||Live Results | Live Streaming Links|
|#UVATFCC Links||Twitter | Facebook | Instagram|
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.-The Virginia men’s and women’s cross country teams are set to compete at the NCAA Championships Saturday (Nov. 21) at EP Tom Sawyer State Park in Louisville, Ky.
The women’s 6K race is set to begin at noon, while the men’s 10K contest is scheduled for a 1 p.m. start. Links to both live results and a free live video stream of the meet is available at VirginiaSports.com.
It is the eighth time and third-consecutive year that both the men and women’s programs have competed at the NCAA championship meet. Virginia is one of eight schools to have both teams automatically qualify for the national meet (top-two at the regional meet) and one of 17 schools to have both the men and women earn a bid.
The No. 7 Virginia women are making their 15th all-time NCAA Championship appearance, and third in a row, after capturing the NCAA Southeast Region title last Friday (Nov. 13) at Panorama Farms in Earlysville, Va. All five scoring Cavaliers placed in the top 15, led by junior Cleo Boyd (Kingston, Ontario), who finished seventh. Also earning all-region honors were graduate students Sarah Astin (Isle of Man, Great Britain) and Iona Lake (Norwich, England), sophomore Megan Rebholz (Stafford, Va.) and freshman Emily Mulhern (Ijamsville, Md.).
The Cavaliers finished 15th at the 2014 NCAA Championships. UVA has won the NCAA title twice in 1981 and 1982.
The No. 10 Virginia men are making their 14th all-time NCAA Championship appearance, and fourth in a row, after finishing second at the NCAA Southeast Regional. Junior Henry Wynne (Westport, Conn.) led three Cavaliers to all-region honors, including junior Thomas Madden (Front Royal, Va.) and sophomore Chase Weaverling (Darnestown, Md.).
The Cavaliers placed 21st at the 2014 NCAA Championships. Virginia’s highest finish was fifth in 1984.