CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The Virginia men’s and women’s cross country programs are set to travel to Spartanburg, S.C. for the 2023 NCAA Southeast Regional Championships on Friday (Nov. 10) hosted by USC Upstate. The women will kick things off with a 6k race with the starting gun set to go off at 11 a.m. The men will follow with a 10k race set to begin at 12 p.m.
How to Follow
The NCAA Southeast Regional Championships will not be streamed. A link to live results is available at VirginiaSports.com. Fans can also get updates by following the program’s official Twitter account (@UVATFCC).
The Cavalier women check in at No. 10 ahead of the ACC Championships while the Virginia men are ranked No. 13 in the latest USTFCCCA rankings. Five men’s teams and three women’s teams entered in the NCAA Southeast Regionals currently appear in the national rankings:
|No. 5 North Carolina||No. 2 NC State|
|No. 13 Virginia||No. 10 Virginia|
|No. 14 Furman||No. 25 Furman|
|No. 28 Eastern Kentucky|
|No. 29 Wake Forest|
- The top two teams out of each of the nine regional meets qualify automatically for the NCAA Championships
- On Saturday (Nov. 11) the NCAA Cross Country Selection Committee will announce 13 at-large selections via a selection show at 5 p.m.
- In 2022 both Virginia’s men’s and women’s teams qualified for the NCAA Championships in the same season for the first time since 2015
- Last season the Cavalier men placed second at the southeast regional meet to earn automatic qualification. The women finished third and secured an at-large bid to the NCAA Championships
- Two current members of the Cavalier women’s team earned all-region honors a season ago including Sophie Atkinson and Margot Appleton
- Three current members of the Cavalier men’s team earned all-region honors in 2022 including Justin Wachtel, Yasin Sado and Will Anthony
- A total of eight Cavaliers (four men, four women) enter the race coming off All-ACC performances: Will Anthony, Gary Martin, Nate Mountain, Yasin Sado, Margot Appleton, Jenny Schilling, Caroline Timm, Anna Workman.
- The Cavalier men and women both come off third-place team finishes at the ACC Championships
Panorama Farms & XC23
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.