CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The University of Virginia is set to host the 2023 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships for the first time since 1987 on Saturday (Nov. 18) at Panorama Farms. Both Virginia teams have qualified via at-large selections and will compete at the meet. The women’s 6k is set to start at 10:20 a.m. followed by the men’s 10k at 11:10 a.m.
TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT. All fans who have purchased tickets must take the shuttle service. Pre-event shuttles begin at 6:45 a.m. and run until 9:30 a.m. Returning shuttles begin at 11 a.m. and run until 1:30 p.m. Fans are strongly encouraged to arrive early due to the capacity crowd.
- Fans ages 2 years and older require a ticket
- Carpooling to Fashion Square Mall is encouraged
- NCAA Merchandise Stand will be available on site
- No pets will be allowed at Panorama Farms for the NCAA Championships
Parking Address (Red Robin at Fashion Square Mall):
1535 E Rio Rd.
Charlottesville VA 22901
How to Watch
The 2023 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships will be broadcast live on ESPNU and the ESPN app beginning at 9:30 a.m. Links to broadcast and live results are available at VirginiaSports.com Fans can also get updates by following the program’s official Twitter account (@UVAtfcc).
Panorama Farms & XC23
- Saturday will mark the second time in program history that Virginia has hosted the NCAA cross country championship meet. The event returns to Virginia for the first time since 1987.
- The 2023 NCAA Cross Country Championships will mark the fourth NCAA championship event hosted by Virginia.
- Margot Appleton has been a consistent performer for the Virginia women, leading UVA to third-place team finishes at both the ACC Championships and the NCAA Southeast Regionals. Individually, Appleton placed fifth at the ACC Championships and became the first Cavalier to place third at the NCAA southeast regional meet since Iona Lake in 2014.
- Will Anthony has emerged as an important piece for the Virginia men leading the team at the ACC Championships and the NCAA Southeast Regionals placing seventh in both races.
- A total of eight Cavaliers picked up All-ACC honors at the ACC Championships including: Margot Appleton, Jenny Schilling, Caroline Timm, Anna Workman, Will Anthony, Gary Martin, Nate Mountain and Yasin Sado
- Appleton, Schilling, Timm, Anthony, Mountain and Sado went on to earn all-region honors.
Virginia at the NCAA Championships
- The Virginia men and women will make their second consecutive appearances at the NCAA Cross Country Championships, marking the first time both Virginia teams qualified in back-to-back seasons since the 2014 and 2015 seasons.
- Both Cavalier teams qualified via at-large selections for the first time since 2006
- The highest ever combined finish for the UVA cross country program came in 2013 when the teams combined for 23rd. (Women 9th, Men 13th)
- The Virginia women have won two NCAA cross country championships (1981, 1982) in the first two seasons of the program’s existence
- The Cavalier men’s highest NCAA finish came in 1984 when UVA placed fifth marking the only time the men have placed in the nation’s top-10
- Director of Cross Country and Track & Field Vin Lananna has won five NCAA cross country championships during his time at Stanford and Oregon. His last title came with the Oregon men in 2008