CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 20 Virginia men’s cross country team will compete for a national title on Saturday (Nov. 23) at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in Terre Haute, Ind. The men’s 10k race will begin at 12:15 p.m.
Admission to the NCAA Cross Country Championships is $10, cash only.
How to Follow
Fans can watch the race with a paid subscription to FloTrack. Links to the stream and live results are located on VirginiaSports.com. Updates throughout the race will be provided on the team’s official Twitter account (@UVATFCC).
On the National Stage
• Virginia will compete as a team at the men’s NCAA Cross Country Championships for the seventh time in eight years.
• It’s the team’s 17th NCAA appearance in program history.
• The Cavaliers earned an automatic berth for the NCAA Championships with a first-place finish at the Southeast Regional Championships.
• It was the team’s eighth top-two finish at regionals and third Southeast Regional title in program history.
• Five runners from this year’s championship roster have competed at the NCAA Cross Country Championships.
• Senior Lachlan Cook (Brisbane, Australia) and redshirt senior Ari Klau (West Hartford, Conn.) have represented the Cavaliers twice at the NCAA Championships. Both competed at the 2016 and 2017 national meet.
• Redshirt senior Alex Corbett (Burke, Va.), senior AJ Ernst (Marblehead, Mass.) and redshirt senior Matthew Novak (Glen Allen, Va.) have all made one appearance.
The Southeast Regional Race
• The Cavaliers won the NCAA Southeast Regional title for the third time in program history.
• For the second time in program history, Virginia had five runners named to the All-Southeast Region team.
• All five of the Cavaliers’ scoring runners finished in the top 25 for a combined score of 79. The score is the fourth best in program history.
• Virginia had all five scoring runners finish within 16 seconds of each other.
• In addition to the team’s success at the Southeast Regional Championships, Virginia finished first at two meets during the season. UVA won the Cavalier Classic and the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational.
• Virginia had five runners finish in the top 10 at both meets.
• The Cavaliers recorded the second-best score in meet history at the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational with 35 points.