CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s and women’s cross country teams are set to travel to compete in the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships in Louisville, Ky. on Friday (Nov. 11) as the Cavaliers look to clinch their places in the NCAA Cross Country Championships. The women’s 6k will start at 11 a.m. ET, while the men’s 10k will start at noon.
How to Follow
Fans can follow the action with a live results link posted to VirginiaSports.com. Live updates can also be found on the team’s official twitter account (@UVAtfcc).
The top-two placing teams at each NCAA Regional will receive an automatic bid to the national championships. Another 13 at-large teams will be selected by the NCAA Division I Cross Country Committee on Saturday (Nov. 12).
Virginia in the Rankings
Both Virginia squads find themselves ranked in the nation’s top-30 teams according to the latest USTFCCCA poll. The Virginia women check in at No. 12, up 13 places from their previous ranking after a third-place finish at the ACC Championships. The Virginia men rank No. 19 nationally after finishing sixth at the ACC Championships.
The Southeast Region
The Virginia women enter the meet ranked No. 2 in the Southeast Region trailing only reigning national champions NC State at the top. The Cavaliers are followed closely in the region by North Carolina at No. 3.
The Virginia men enter the regional meet as one of six ACC teams ranked in the top-10 in the Southeast Region. The Cavaliers are the fourth-highest ranked team in the region trailing ACC champion’s Wake Forest at the top as well as North Carolina and NC State.
Southeast Women’s Teams in the National Rankings (4):
No. 1 NC State, No. 12 Virginia, No. 15 North Carolina, No. 28 Furman
Southeast Men’s Teams in the National Rankings (5):
No. 7 Wake Forest, No. 12 North Carolina, No. 15 NC State, No. 19 Virginia, No. 30 Charlotte
- The Virginia women have won five Southeast Regional titles (2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015) and finished as runners-up twice (2009, 2014)
- The UVA women’s cross country program has won the NCAA title twice (1981, 1982)
- The Cavalier men have won three Southeast Regional titles (2012, 2014, 2019) and finished as runners-up five times (2005, 2008, 2013, 2015, 2016)
- The Virginia women are coming of a third-place finish in the ACC Championships
- Margot Appleton has led Virginia to the finish in each race this season
- On the men’s side, redshirt-freshman Justin Wachtel has led the Cavaliers in three of their five races this season
- The UVA women have not finished outside the top three in any of their five races this season
Panorama Farms & XC23
In addition to serving as the host site for the 2022 ACC Cross Country Championships, the venue will play host to the 2023 NCAA Championships in November of next year.