RSU men’s cross country earns bid to NCAA Championship

RSU Sports
Tim Hansen, Sports Information Director

INDIANAPOLIS – Rogers State men’s cross country earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Division II Men’s Cross Country Championship announced on Monday (Nov. 6) by the NCAA Division II Men’s Cross Country Committee. RSU will make its first-ever team appearance in the NCAA Division II National Championships in only its second season eligible for postseason competition.

The Hillcats were one of four at-large selections from the South Central Region after the navy and red finished seventh at Saturday’s South Central Regional in Canyon, Texas. The top three teams automatically qualified from the regional race with the next four earning at-large picks, taking half of the eight available at-large spots.

Thirty-two teams were selected to participate in the championship. A total of 24 teams qualified from being top three in one of the eight NCAA Division Regionals. The final eight spots went to the at-large selections announced today.

The NCAA Division II Men’s Cross Country Championship will be held Nov. 18 in Evansville, Indiana at Nagel Mounds. The University of Southern Indiana and the Evansville Sport Corporation will serve as the co-hosts of the championships. The men’s race starts at 11:30 a.m. central time.

NCAA cross country fans can watch the live stream of the NCAA Cross Country Championships as FloTrack Pro subscribers for a monthly price of $19.99 or an annual price of $150. The subscription will include access to all FloTrack live broadcasts, video on-demand from all events, documentaries, technique videos and more. A free replay of all three events will be available on FloTrack.com.

Live results will also be available the day of the race.

Men’s Qualifying Teams 

SCHOOL                                                                                 REGION
Adams State                                                                                                     South Central
Alabama-Huntsville                                                                                       South
American International                                                                                East
Augusta                                                                                                              Southeast
Augustana (South Dakota)                                                                         Central
Bellarmine                                                                                                         Midwest
California Baptist                                                                                            West
Central Missouri                                                                                             Central
Chico State                                                                                                        West
Colorado School of Mines                                                                           South Central
Colorado State-Pueblo                                                                                South Central
Dallas Baptist University                                                                              South Central
Edinboro                                                                                                            Atlantic
Grand Valley State                                                                                         Midwest
Indiana (Pennsylvania)                                                                                Atlantic
Lee                                                                                                                       South
Lewis                                                                                                                   Midwest
Merrimack                                                                                                        East
Minnesota Duluth                                                                                          Central
Missouri Southern State                                                                             Central
Mount Olive                                                                                                     Southeast
Queens (North Carolina)                                                                             Southeast
Rogers State                                                                                                     South Central
Saint Leo                                                                                                            South
Shippensburg                                                                                                  Atlantic
Sioux Falls                                                                                                          Central
Southern Indiana                                                                                           Midwest
Stonehill                                                                                                             East
Walsh                                                                                                                  Midwest
West Texas A&M                                                                                           South Central
Western Oregon                                                                                            West
Western State                                                                                                 South Central