NCAA Men's Division I Cross Country Championship

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NCAA Men's Division I Cross Country Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
2014 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships
NCAA logo.svg
Sport College cross country running
Founded 1938
No. of teams 31 (253 individuals)
Most recent champion(s) Colorado (5)
Most titles Team: Arkansas (11)
Individual: Washington State, Oregon (7)
TV partner(s) ESPNU
Official website NCAA.com

Each autumn since 1938, with the exception of 1943, the National Collegiate Athletic Association has hosted men's cross country championships. Since 1958, the NCAA has had multiple division championships. Since 1973, Divisions I, II and III have all had their own national championships. Teams and individual runners qualify for the championship at regional competitions approximately a week before the national championships, typically held in November.

Qualifying[edit]

Teams compete in one of nine regional championships to qualify, where the top two teams automatically advance and thirteen additional teams are chosen as at-large selections. In addition to the 31 teams, 38 individual runners qualify for the national championship.[1]

History[edit]

The field for the Division I national championship race has ranged in size from a low of 6 teams in 1938 to a high of 39 teams in 1970. From 1982 to 1997 the field was fixed at 22 teams. Beginning in 1998, the national championship race has included 31 teams.

The race distance from 1938 to 1964 was 4 miles (6.4 km). From 1965 to 1975 the race distance was 6 miles (9.7 km). Since 1976 the race distance has been 10,000 meters (6.2 mi).[2]

The Arkansas Razorbacks have won more NCAA Division I men's titles (11) than any other school, followed by the Michigan State Spartans with 8. The Wisconsin Badgers have competed in the most NCAA Division I men's championships (49). The Washington State Cougars and Oregon Ducks have had the most individual NCAA Division I men's cross country champions (7).[3]

Champions[edit]

  • Prior to 1958, only a single national championship was held between all members of the NCAA; Division II started in 1958 and Division III in 1973.[4]
  • The race distance was 4 miles from 1938 to 1964, 6 miles from 1965 to 1975, and 10,000 meters from 1976 to the present.
NCAA Men's Division I Cross Country Championship
Year Host City
(Host Team)
Team Championship Individual Championship
Winner Points Runner-up Points Winner
(Team)
Time
1938
Details
East Lansing, MI
(Michigan State)
Indiana 51 Notre Dame 61 Greg Rice
(Notre Dame)
20:12.9
1939
Details
East Lansing, MI
(Michigan State)
Michigan State 54 Wisconsin 57 Walter Mehl
(Wisconsin)
20:30.9
1940
Details
East Lansing, MI
(Michigan State)
Indiana 65 Eastern Michigan 68 Gil Dodds
(Ashland)
20:30.2
1941
Details
East Lansing, MI
(Michigan State)
Rhode Island 83 Penn State 110 Fred Wilt
(Indiana)
20:32.1
1942
Details
East Lansing, MI
(Michigan State)
Indiana
Penn State
57 Oliver Hunter
(Notre Dame)
20:18.0
1943 Not Held due to World War II
1944
Details
East Lansing, MI
(Michigan State)
Drake 25 Notre Dame 64 Fred Feiler
(Drake)
21:04.2
1945
Details
East Lansing, MI
(Michigan State)
Drake 50 Notre Dame 65 Fred Feiler
(Drake)
21:14.2
1946
Details
East Lansing, MI
(Michigan State)
Drake 42 NYU 98 Quentin Brelsford
(Ohio Wesleyan)
20:22.9
1947
Details
East Lansing, MI
(Michigan State)
Penn State 60 Syracuse 72 Jack Milne
(North Carolina)
20:41.1
1948
Details
East Lansing, MI
(Michigan State)
Michigan State 41 Wisconsin 69 Robert Black
(Rhode Island)
19:52.3
1949
Details
East Lansing, MI
(Michigan State)
Michigan State 59 Syracuse 81 Robert Black
(Rhode Island)
20:25.7
1950
Details
East Lansing, MI
(Michigan State)
Penn State 53 Michigan State 55 Herb Semper
(Kansas)
20:31.7
1951
Details
East Lansing, MI
(Michigan State)
Syracuse 80 Kansas 118 Herb Semper
(Kansas)
20:09.5
1952
Details
East Lansing, MI
(Michigan State)
Michigan State 65 Indiana 68 Charles Capozzoli
(Georgetown)
19:36.7
1953
Details
East Lansing, MI
(Michigan State)
Kansas 70 Indiana 82 Wes Santee
(Kansas)
19:43.5
1954
Details
East Lansing, MI
(Michigan State)
Oklahoma State 61 Syracuse 118 Allen Frame
(Kansas)
19:54.2
1955
Details
East Lansing, MI
(Michigan State)
Michigan State 46 Kansas 68 Charles Jones
(Iowa)
19:57.4
1956
Details
East Lansing, MI
(Michigan State)
Michigan State 28 Kansas 88 Walter McNew
(Texas)
19:55.7
1957
Details
East Lansing, MI
(Michigan State)
Notre Dame 121 Michigan State 127 Max Truex
(USC)
19:12.3
1958
Details
East Lansing, MI
(Michigan State)
Michigan State 79 Western Michigan 104 Crawford Kennedy
(Michigan State)
20:07.1
1959
Details
East Lansing, MI
(Michigan State)
Michigan State 44 Houston 120 Al Lawrence
(Houston)
20:35.7
1960
Details
East Lansing, MI
(Michigan State)
Houston 54 Michigan State 80 Al Lawrence
(Houston)
19:28.2
1961
Details
East Lansing, MI
(Michigan State)
Oregon State 68 San Jose State 82 Dale Story
(Oregon State)
19:46.6
1962
Details
East Lansing, MI
(Michigan State)
San Jose State 58 Villanova 69 Tom O'Hara
(Loyola–Chicago)
19:20.3
1963
Details
East Lansing, MI
(Michigan State)
San Jose State 53 Oregon 68 Victor Zwolak
(Villanova)
19:35.0
1964
Details
East Lansing, MI
(Michigan State)
Western Michigan 86 Oregon 116 Elmore Banton
(Ohio)
20:07.5
The race distance changes from 4 miles to 6 miles
1965
Details
Lawrence, KS
(Kansas)
Western Michigan 81 Northwestern 114 John Lawson
(Kansas)
29:24.0
1966
Details
Lawrence, KS
(Kansas)
Villanova 79 Kansas State 155 Gerry Lindgren
(Washington State)
29:01.4
1967
Details
Laramie, WY
(Wyoming)
Villanova 91 Air Force 96 Gerry Lindgren
(Washington State)
30:45.6
1968
Details
Bronx, NY
(Manhattan)
Villanova 78 Stanford 100 Michael Ryan
(Air Force)
29:16.8
1969
Details
Bronx, NY
(Manhattan)
UTEP 74 Villanova 88 Gerry Lindgren
(Washington State)
28:59.2
1970
Details
Williamsburg, VA
(William & Mary)
Villanova 85 Oregon 86 Steve Prefontaine
(Oregon)
28:00.2
1971
Details
Knoxville, TN
(Tennessee)
Oregon 83 Washington State 122 Steve Prefontaine
(Oregon)
29:14.0
1972
Details
Houston, TX
(Houston)
Tennessee 134 East Tennessee State 148 Neil Cusack
(East Tennessee State)
28:23.0
1973
Details
Pullman, WA
(Washington State)
Oregon 89 UTEP 157 Steve Prefontaine
(Oregon)
28:14.8
1974
Details
Bloomington, IN
(Indiana)
Oregon 77 Western Kentucky 110 Nick Rose
(Western Kentucky)
29:22.00
1975
Details
State College, PA
(Penn State)
UTEP 88 Oregon 92 Craig Virgin
(Illinois)
28:23.3
*The race distance changes from 6 miles to 10 kilometers
1976
Details
Denton, TX
(North Texas)
UTEP 62 Oregon 117 Henry Rono
(Washington State)
28:06.6
1977
Details
Pullman, WA
(Washington State)
Oregon 100 UTEP 105 Henry Rono
(Washington State)
28:33.5
1978
Details
Madison, WI
(Wisconsin)
UTEP 56 Oregon 72 Alberto Salazar
(Oregon)
29:29.7
1979
Details
Bethlehem, PA
(Lehigh)
UTEP 86 Oregon 93 Henry Rono
(Washington State)
28:19.6
1980
Details
Wichita, KS
(Wichita State)
UTEP 58 Arkansas 152 Suleiman Nyambui
(UTEP)
29:04.0
1981
Details
Wichita, KS
(Wichita State)
UTEP 17 Providence 109 Mathews Motschwarateu
(UTEP)
28:45.6
1982
Details
Bloomington, IN
(Indiana)
Wisconsin 59 Providence 138 Mark Scrutton
(Colorado)
30:12.6
1983
Details
Bethlehem, PA
(Lehigh)
(Vacated) 108 Wisconsin 164 Zakarie Barie
(UTEP)
29:20.0
1984
Details
State College, PA
(Penn State)
Arkansas 101 Arizona 111 Ed Eyestone
(BYU)
29:28.8
1985
Details
Milwaukee, WI
(Marquette)
Wisconsin 67 Arkansas 104 Tim Hacker
(Wisconsin)
29:17.88
1986
Details
Tucson, AZ
(Arizona)
Arkansas 69 Dartmouth 141 Aaron Ramirez
(Arizona)
30:27.53
1987
Details
Charlottesville, VA
(Virginia)
Arkansas 87 Dartmouth 119 Joe Falcon
(Arkansas)
29:14.97
1988
Details
Ames, IA
(Iowa State)
Wisconsin 105 Northern Arizona 160 Bob Kennedy
(Indiana)
29:20.00
1989
Details
Annapolis, MD
(Navy)
Iowa State 54 Oregon 72 John Nuttall
(Iowa State)
29:30.55
1990
Details
Knoxville, TN
(Tennessee)
Arkansas 68 Iowa State 96 Jonah Koech
(Iowa State)
29:05
1991
Details
Tucson, AZ
(Arizona)
Arkansas 52 Iowa State 114 Sean Dollman
(Western Kentucky)
30:17.1
1992
Details
Bloomington, IN
(Indiana)
Arkansas 46 Wisconsin 87 Bob Kennedy
(Indiana)
30:15.3
1993
Details
Bethlehem, PA
(Lehigh)
Arkansas 31 BYU 153 Josephat Kapkory
(Washington State)
29:32.4
1994
Details
Fayetteville, AR
(Arkansas)
Iowa State 65 Colorado 88 Martin Keino
(Arizona)
30:08.7
1995
Details
Ames, IA
(Iowa State)
Arkansas 100 Northern Arizona 142 Godfrey Siamusiye
(Arkansas)
30:09
1996
Details
Tucson, AZ
(Arizona)
Stanford 46 Arkansas 74 Godfrey Siamusiye
(Arkansas)
29:49
1997
Details
Greenville, SC
(Furman)
Stanford 53 Arkansas 56 Mebrahtom Keflezighi
(UCLA)
28:54
1998
Details
Lawrence, KS
(Kansas)
Arkansas 97 Stanford 114 Adam Goucher
(Colorado)
29:26.9
1999
Details
Bloomington, IN
(Indiana)
Arkansas 58 Wisconsin 185 David Kimani
(South Alabama)
30:06.6
2000
Details
Ames, IA
(Iowa State)
Arkansas 83 Colorado 94 Keith Kelly
(Providence)
30:14.5
2001
Details
Greenville, SC
(Furman)
Colorado 90 Stanford 91 Boaz Cheboiywo
(Eastern Michigan)
28:47
2002
Details
Terre Haute, IN
(Indiana State)
Stanford 47 Wisconsin 107 Jorge Torres
(Colorado)
29:04.7
2003
Details
Cedar Rapids, IA
(Northern Iowa)
Stanford 24 Wisconsin 147 Dathan Ritzenhein
(Colorado)
29:14.1
2004
Details
Terre Haute, IN
(Indiana State)
Colorado 90 Wisconsin 94 Simon Bairu
(Wisconsin)
30:37.7
2005
Details
Terre Haute, IN
(Indiana State)
Wisconsin 37 Arkansas 105 Simon Bairu
(Wisconsin)
29:15.9
2006
Details
Terre Haute, IN
(Indiana State)
Colorado 94 Wisconsin 142 Josh Rohatinsky
(BYU)
30:44.9
2007
Details
Terre Haute, IN
(Indiana State)
Oregon 85 Iona 113 Josh McDougal
(Liberty)
29:22.4
2008
Details
Terre Haute, IN
(Indiana State)
Oregon 93 Iona 147 Galen Rupp
(Oregon)
29:03.2
2009
Details
Terre Haute, IN
(Indiana State)
Oklahoma State 127 Oregon 143 Sam Chelanga
(Liberty)
28:41.3
2010
Details
Terre Haute, IN
(Indiana State)
Oklahoma State 73 Florida State 193 Sam Chelanga
(Liberty)
29:22.2
2011
Details
Terre Haute, IN
(Indiana State)
Wisconsin 97 Oklahoma State 139 Lawi Lalang
(Arizona)
28:44.1
2012
Details
Louisville, KY
(Louisville)
Oklahoma State 72 Wisconsin 135 Kennedy Kithuka
(Texas Tech)
28:31.3
2013
Details
Terre Haute, IN
(Indiana State)
Colorado 149 Northern Arizona 169 Edward Cheserek
(Oregon)
29:41.1
2014
Details
Terre Haute, IN
(Indiana State)
Colorado 65 Stanford 98 Edward Cheserek
(Oregon)
30:19.4
  • A time highlighted in ██ indicates a NCAA championship record time for that distance at the time.
  • A † indicates the all-time NCAA championship record for that distance.
  • UTEP's 1983 championship was vacated by the NCAA Committee on Infractions.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NCAA Championship Qualifying Criteria". U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ NCAA 2010 Men's Division I Cross Country All Time Championship Records [1].
  3. ^ NCAA Men's Cross Country All-Time Championship Records & Results [2]. Accessed 12 February 2011.
  4. ^ "NCAA Men's Division I Cross Country Championship". NCAA. NCAA.org. pp. 3–4. Retrieved December 19, 2013. 

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