The NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships is one of the most prestigious events in collegiate athletics. With the 2023 edition just around the corner, let’s take a closer look at the team and individual qualifiers, as well as important details about the championship event.
The NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Track and Field and Cross Country Committee recently announced the qualifiers for the 2023 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships. A total of 31 teams have been selected for each championship. The top two, seven-person teams from each of the nine regions have automatically qualified, resulting in 18 teams. Additionally, 13 additional teams were selected at-large, bringing the total number of participating teams to 31.
In addition to the teams, 38 individuals were selected to participate in each championship. These individuals qualified through a combination of automatic qualifiers and at-large selection process. All individual qualifiers finished in the top 25 in their respective regions.
The 2023 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships will be hosted by the University of Virginia, at the Panorama Farms Cross Country Course located in Charlottesville, Virginia. The championships will take place on Saturday, November 18.
The women’s race will kick off at 10:20 a.m. Eastern Time, followed by the men’s race at 11:10 a.m. Eastern Time. It’s important to note that there will be no on-site spectator parking available at Panorama Farms. However, tickets can be purchased in advance online at ncaatickets.com for $20 per person. This ticket price includes parking at the Fashion Square Mall, entry into the event, and round-trip shuttle service. Shuttles will run from 6:45 – 9:30 a.m. for transportation to the venue, and returning shuttles will run from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. It is advised to purchase tickets early, as availability is limited and the event is expected to sell out.
For those unable to attend in person, the action can be watched live on ESPNU and the ESPN App, starting at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time.
The NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships are set to showcase the top collegiate cross country talent in the nation. With 31 teams and 38 individuals qualified to compete, the event promises to be exciting and highly competitive. Taking place on November 18 at the Panorama Farms Cross Country Course in Charlottesville, Virginia, this championship event is definitely not to be missed. Whether you’re able to secure tickets or watch the live broadcast, make sure to support your favorite teams and athletes as they strive for cross country glory.