Women's Cross Country Advances to Nationals
Nov. 12, 2007
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Track and Field Committee announced today the team and individual qualifiers for the 2007 Division I Men's and Women's Cross Country Championships.
In order to be eligible to participate in the championships, teams and individuals were required to qualify in their respective NCAA regions.
Thirty-one teams were selected to participate in each championship. The top two, seven-person teams automatically qualified from each of the nine regions, for a total of 18 teams. Thirteen additional teams were selected at-large.
Thirty-eight individuals, the first four athletes from each region who are not a part of a qualifying team and two additional qualifiers, were selected to participate in each championship. All individual qualifiers must have finished in the top 25 in their region.
Indiana State University will host the 2007 NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Cross Country Championships, November 19, at the LaVern Gibson Championship Course located at the Wabash Valley Family Sports Center, Terre Haute, Indiana. The men's race will begin at noon Eastern time followed by the women's race at 12:55 p.m. Both championship races will be broadcast live on CSTV.
The following teams and individuals were selected to the championships:
Men's Automatic Qualifying Teams Alabama- South Region Arkansas- South Central Region Colorado- Mountain Region Florida State- South Region Georgetown- Mid-Atlantic Region Iona- Northeast Region Louisville- Southeast Region Michigan- Great Lakes Region Minnesota- Midwest Region North Carolina State- Southeast Region Oklahoma State- Midwest Region Oregon- West Region Portland- West Region Providence- Northeast Region Texas- South Central Region UTEP- Mountain Region Villanova- Mid Region Wisconsin- Great Lakes Region
Men's At-large Teams Arizona State Brigham Young California Cal Poly Indiana Iowa State Northern Arizona Notre Dame Ohio State Stanford Tulsa Virginia William and Mary
Women's Automatic Qualifying Team Arkansas- South Central Region Colorado State- Mountain Region Duke- Southeast Region Florida State- South Region Georgia- South Region Illinois- Midwest Region Michigan- Great Lakes Region Michigan State- Great Lakes Region Minnesota- Midwest Region North Carolina State- Southeast Region Northern Arizona- Mountain Region Oregon- West Region Princeton- Mid-Atlantic Region Providence- Northeast Region Rice- South Central Region Stanford- West Region Stony Brook- Northeast Region West Virginia- Mid-Atlantic Region
Women's At-large Teams Arizona State Baylor Boston College Brigham Young UC Santa Barbara Colorado Florida Georgetown Iowa North Carolina Texas Tech Washington Wisconsin
Men's Individual Automatic Qualifiers
Great Lakes Region Andy Baker - Butler Josh Karanja - Eastern Michigan Pat Sovacool - Miami (Ohio) Craig Leon - Ohio
Middle Atlantic Region Dave Nightingale - Princeton Brendan Fennell - American Tom Slosky - Duquesne Steve Hallinan - American Michael Maag - Princeton Ben Sitler - Princeton
Midwest Region Trent Hoerr - Illinois Colby Wissel - Kansas Dan Hedgecock - Missouri Mohamed Mohamed - Southern Illinois
Mountain Region Jeremy Johnson - New Mexico Mark Korir - Wyoming Seth Pilkington - Weber State Matt Williams - Air Force
Northeast Region Patrick Mellea - Boston College John Mickowski - Army Sage Canaday - Cornell Jeff Scull - Syracuse
South Central Region Shadrack Songok - Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Francis Kasagule - Lamar Joseph Simichimba - LSU Festus Kigen - TCU
Southeast Region Josh McDougal - Liberty Jacob Korir - Eastern Kentucky Joseph Maina - Eastern Kentucky Matt Clark - Clemson
South Region Felix Kibioywo - Auburn Jeremy Criscione - Florida Micah Tirop - South Alabama David Herren - Georgia Tech
West Region Austin Ramos - UCLA Kyle Shackleton - UCLA Ulices Pina - UC Riverside Drew Shackleton - UCLA
Women's Individual Automatic Qualifiers
Great Lakes Region Laura Neufarth - Miami (Ohio) Laura Rolf - Valparaiso Alison Bishel - Ball State Genni Gardner - Butler
Middle Atlantic Region Bridget Franek - Penn State Cheyenne Ogletree - Rutgers Rachel Papin - La Salle Sheila Reid - Villanova
Midwest Region Alex Becker - Tulsa Lisa Koll - Iowa State Jessica Eldridge - Oklahoma Grace Kemmey - Iowa State Lara Crofford - Nebraska
Mountain Region Sariah Long - Weber State Gretchen Fagley-Johnson - Wyoming Morgan Haws - Weber State Sharla Platt - Southern Utah
Northeast Region McKayla Plank - Iona Lindsay Donaldson - Yale Carmen Ballard - Columbia Smita Gupta - Brown Catherine Parker - New Hampshire
South Region Lauren Blankenship - Samford Lauren Weaver - Belmont Rachel Hannah - Georgia State Elizabeth Ambrus - UAB
South Central Region Silje Fjortoft - SMU Clerc Koenck - Lamar Christina Munoz - Texas A&M Renee Graham - Lamar
Southeast Region Emily Harrison - Virginia Tasmin Fanning - Virginia Tech Diana Jepchirchir - Coastal Carolina Janet Jesang - Western Kentucky
West Region Dana Morgan - Portland Laura Mickelson - Loyola Marymount Sarah Cocco - USC Mattie Bridgmon - Eastern Washington