PREVIEW: Cross Country Set for NCAA Championship Races

PREVIEW: Cross Country Set for NCAA Championship Races

Louisville, Ky., Nov. 18, 2016 – The Washington University in St. Louis women's and men's cross country teams will compete in the NCAA Division III Cross Country National Championship on Saturday, Nov. 19 in Louisville, Ky. with the women's race set to begin at 10 a.m. (CT) and the men's at 11 a.m. (CT).

The women currently rank No. 4 in the latest United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) poll with Johns Hopkins University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and SUNY Geneseo ahead of the Bears. The WashU women most recently raced to a first place finish in the NCAA Midwest Regional as five runners finished within the Top-35, earning All-Region honors. Head coach Jeff Stiles was honored as the Midwest Region Women's Coach of the Year for the third consecutive season. Last season the women placed fifth overall during the championship race. 

WOMEN – 10 am CT

Live Stream: http://www.ncaa.com/live/player?vid=2016/2761&date=2016/11/19

Live Results: http://results.deltatiming.com/xc/2016-ncaa-d3-xc-championships/results/2

The WashU men rank No. 10 in the latest USTFCCCA poll. North Central College, Geneseo, MIT, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Williams College are in order the top five programs on the USTFCCCA poll. The WashU men raced to a fourth place finish at the Midwest Regional and were selected as an at large bid. Last season in the NCAA Championship 8K, the Bears finished 16th of 32 competing teams. 

MEN – 11 am CT

Live Stream: http://www.ncaa.com/live/player?vid=2016/2762&date=2016/11/19

Live Results: http://results.deltatiming.com/xc/2016-ncaa-d3-xc-championships/results/1

In school history the Bears have finished within the top-10 of the NCAA Championship 16 times, 10 on the women's side and six from the men, including one national title by the women's 2011 team. Be sure to stay up to date on all your Bears scores and awards by following @WashUBears on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.