CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The Virginia men’s and women’s cross country programs are set to host the first of three major meets at Panorama Farms in 2023 with the Virginia Invitational being held on Saturday (Sept. 23). The meet will feature a total of 28 men’s and women’s teams that qualified for the 2022 NCAA Championships. The men’s 8k race is scheduled to start at 8:45 a.m. while the women’s 5k will begin at 9:30 a.m.

How to Follow
The races will not be streamed, but live results are available using the following link. Results can also be followed through the team’s official Twitter account (@UVAtfcc).

The Virginia men enter the meet ranked No. 10 in the latest USTFCCCA poll while the women’s team checked in at No. 11.  The Cavalier men were picked to finish third in the ACC Preseason Coaches Poll. The Virginia women were picked fourth.

List of Accepted Teams
*Competed at 2022 NCAA Championships

Men Women
Air Force* Air Force
Butler* Colorado*
BYU* Columbia
Colorado* Duke
Columbia Eastern Kentucky
Duke Elon
Eastern Kentucky Georgetown*
Elon Iowa State
Georgetown* James Madison
Iowa State Liberty
NAU* Michigan State*
Navy NAU*
North Carolina* Navy
Princeton* North Carolina*
Providence Northwestern*
Stanford* Ohio State*
Syracuse* Providence*
UNC Charlotte Stanford*
Utah State* Syracuse*
Villanova* UNC Charlotte
Virginia* Utah State
Wake Forest* Virginia*
Washington* Washington*

Panorama Farms and XC23 
The meet will mark a crucial campaign for the Cavaliers that will feature spectacular talent competing on their home course. Virginia will host the NCAA Cross Country Championships on Saturday, November 18 at Panorama Farms. The 2023 championships will mark just the second time Virginia has hosted the event and the first time since the 1987 championships.

In the build-up to the NCAA Championships, the Cavaliers host a pair of meets at Panorama Farms. The home schedule begins with the Virginia Invitational (Sept. 23) featuring a highly competitive field including many of the qualifying teams from the 2022 championships. Virginia will also host the XC23 Pre-National (Oct. 14) which will serve as an opportunity for NCAA Division I teams from across the country to preview the course for the 2023 NCAA Championships.