CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 23 Virginia men’s cross country team has been selected to compete at the 2021 NCAA Championships on Monday, March 15 at the Oklahoma State Cross Country Course in Stillwater, Okla. The event will be televised by ESPNU starting at 12:30 p.m. ET. The men’s race is scheduled to begin at 1:40 p.m. ET. A total of 31 teams will make up the field for this year’s event.
This marks the 18th time the Cavaliers will race at the NCAA Championships. Most recently, UVA placed 20th at the 2019 Championships at Indiana State. It marked the 12th time UVA has produced a top-20 finish at the event.
“This was a rough year for all of the student-athletes, so I am pleased for the Virginia cross country team which grabbed one of the coveted qualifying spots for this year’s NCAA meet,” said Vin Lananna, UVA Director of Track and Field and Cross Country.
This season’s championship was pushed back to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. No NCAA regional championships were held this year to help select the field. All participants received bids based on fall and spring meet results.
Virginia will serve as the host for the NCAA Championships in 2023. That meet will take place at Panorama Farms in Earlysville, Va. UVA was the site of the 1987 NCAA Championships, which were held at the Foxfield Course in Charlottesville.