Cross Country Heads Back To NCAA Championship
Nov. 17, 2017

Louisville, Ky. – Ole Miss Cross Country will be competing in just their second NCAA Cross Country Championship as a complete program when they travel to Louisville on Saturday.  

The 2017 USTFCCCA Women’s South Region Cross Country Coach of the Year, Ryan Vanhoy will lead his rebels after both teams automatically qualified for the NCAA Championship after their 1st place women’s finish and 2nd place men’s finish at last weeks NCAA South Region Championship.

The races are scheduled to start at 8:00 a.m. CT for the women's 6K and 9:00 a.m. CT for the men’s 10K. Awards will begin at 10:00 a.m. CT. Incase of incliment weather during the race the NCAA has created guidlines about these:

  • Men’s 10,000 meter - If competition is suspended before 3,000 meters we will run the same day with a two-hour delay. If competition is suspended after 3,000 meters postponement would be until the next day.
  • Women’s 6,000 meter - If competition is suspended before 2,000 meters we will run the same day with a two-hour delay. If competition is suspended after 2,000 meters postponement would be until the next day. 

The women’s team is looking to cap off their best season in program history at the NCAA Championships. After winning finishing top three in five of their six meets, including wins at the Rebel Invite, Cowboy Jamboree and NCAA South Region Championship. They also had all five of their scorers at the NCAA South Region Championship earn All-Region Honors.

With the No. 20 ranking in the USTFCCCA National Rankings, the women's team will look to finish strong as they are led by seniors Emily Bean, Hannah Christen and Shelby Brown into Louisville on Saturday. Anna Braswell, Kat MacNeal, Clio Ozanne-Jaques and Nicole Rice will also compete for the Rebels on Saturday.

Holding the No. 25 spot in the USTFCCCA National Rankings, led by senior Sean Tobin the men’s team will be making their program best fourth straight NCAA Championship appearance. Tobin ran a personal record 30:15.70 10K last week at the regional meet. Ryan Manahan, Parker Scott, Derek Gutierrez, Waleed Suliman, Brandon Harvey and Nolan Hesse will also compete for the Rebels on Saturday.

The Rebels are one of 17 Division I programs to have both their men’s and women’s teams qualify for the national meet and join Arkansas as the only SEC programs in this category. Georgia also had their women’s team qualify for the NCAA Championship with their second place finish at the regional meet. Alabama had their men’s team qualify with an at-large bid.

The NCAA Championship will take place E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park and is hosted by the University of Louisville. A live stream are presented by FloSports that will begin at 8:00 a.m. CT. There will also be live results during the meet. 

For more information on Ole Miss Track & Field and Cross Country, follow the Rebels on Twitter (@OleMissTrack), Facebook and Instagram.

USTFCCCA Men’s National Rankings:
1.  Northern Arizona
2.  BYU
3.  Syracuse
4.  Portland
5.  Colorado
6.  Stanford
7.  Furman
8.  Colorado State
9.  Virginia Tech
10. Michigan
11. Michigan State
12. Washington
13. Iowa State
14. Oregon
15. Arkansas
16. UCLA
17. Air Force
18. Oklahoma State
19. Southern Utah
20. Iona
21. Texas
22. Middle Tennessee
23. Boise State
24. Alabama
25. Ole Miss
26. Utah State
27. Washington State
28. NC State
28. Princeton
28. Virginia

USTFCCCA Women’s National Rankings:
1.  Colorado
2.  New Mexico
3.  San Fransico
4.  Stanford
5.  NC State
6.  Arkansas
7.  Oregon
8.  Michigan
9.  Providence
10. Penn State
11. Furman
12. Boise State
13. Villanova
14. BYU
14. Iowa State
14. Michigan State
17. Wisconisn
17. Georgia
19. Utah State
20. Ole Miss
21. Minnesota
22. Washington
23. California
23. Oklahoma State
25. Eastern Kentucky
26. Dartmouth
27. Eastern Michigan
28. Syracuse
29. Indiana
30. Columbia


 

 

 

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