NCAA Men's Division II Cross Country Championship

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NCAA Men's Division II Cross Country Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2013 NCAA Men's Division II Cross Country Championship
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Sport Cross country
Founded 1958
Most recent
champion(s)
Adams State (11)
Official website NCAA.com

The NCAA Men's Division II Cross Country Championship is an annual cross country meet to decide the team and individual national champions of men's intercollegiate cross country running in the United States. It has been held every fall, usually in November, since breaking off from the NCAA University Division Men's Cross Country Championships in 1958.

Known as the NCAA College Division Men's Cross Country Championship until 1973, it was created for cross country programs from smaller universities and colleges. A third championship, the NCAA Men's Division III Cross Country Championship, split away in 1973 when the NCAA created its current three-division structure.

The defending national teams champions are the Adams State Grizzlies, who won their 11th national title in 2016. Missouri Southern's Vincent Kiprop is the reigning individual champion, with a time of 29:07.4.

Format[edit]

The field for the championship race has ranged in size from a low of 11 teams in 1959 to a high of 59 teams in 1972. From 1983 to 1999 the field was fixed at 17 teams. Beginning in 2000, the national championship race has included 24 teams. Teams compete in one of eight regional championships to qualify. In addition to the 24 teams, 16 individual runners qualify for the national championship.[1]

The race distance from 1958 to 1967 was 4 miles (6.4 km). From 1968 to 1975 the race distance was 5 miles (8.0 km). Since 1976 the race distance has been 10,000 meters (6.2 mi)[2]

The event record for the 10,000 meter distance is 28:04.00, set by Shane Healy of Adams State in 1994.

Champions[edit]

  • The race distance was 4 miles from 1958 to 1967, 5 miles from 1968 to 1975, and 10,000 meters (10 kilometers) from 1976 to the present.
NCAA Division II Men's Cross Country Championship
(NCAA College Division Men's Cross Country Championship, 1958–1973)
Year Host City
(Host Team)
Team Championship Individual Championship
Winner Points Runner-up Points Winner
(Team)
Time
1958
Details
Wheaton, IL
(Wheaton)
Northern Illinois 90 South Dakota State 93 Paul Whiteley
(Emporia State)
20:45.0†
1959
Details
South Dakota State 67 Emporia State 75 23:01.6
1960
Details
Central State (OH) 72 Minnesota State 109 John Mulholland
(Loras)
20:28.3†
1961
Details
Southern Illinois 33 South Dakota State 82 20:06.0†
1962
Details
Central State (OH) (2) 77 Northern Illinois 96 Leslie Hegedus
(Central State–OH)
19:59.1†
1963
Details
Emporia State 44 Akron 174 John Camien
(Emporia State)
19:16.9
1964
Details
Kentucky State 95 Northeast Missouri State 105 Ed Schneider
(Northeast Missouri State)
19:43.9
1965
Details
San Diego State 55 Eastern Michigan 164 Gene Takle
(Luther)
19:38.9
1966
Details
San Diego State (2) 58 Western Illinois 184 Bob Fitts
(Cortland State)
19:40.6
1967
Details
San Diego State (3) 66 Cal Poly Pomona 133 Arjan Gelling
(North Dakota)
19:33.5
The race distance changes from 4 miles to 5 miles
1968
Details
Wheaton, IL
(Wheaton)
Eastern Illinois 99 Minnesota State–Mankato 130 Dave Robbins
(Portland State)
25:14.00†
1969
Details
Eastern Illinois (2) 84 Eastern Michigan 146 Ron Stonitsch
(C.W. Post)
24:53.00†
1970
Details
Eastern Michigan 100 Cal State Fullerton 124 Mark Covert
(Cal State Fullerton)
25:13.00
1971
Details
Cal State Fullerton 147 North Dakota State 81 Mike Slack
(North Dakota State)
24:19.00†
1972
Details
North Dakota State 84 South Dakota State 143 24:36.00
1973
Details
South Dakota State (2) 88 Southwest Missouri State 93 Garry Bentley
(South Dakota State)
23:49.00†
1974
Details
Springfield, MO
(Southwest Missouri State)
Southwest Missouri State 112 South Dakota State 130 23:33.80
1975
Details
Northridge, CA
(Cal State Northridge)
UC Irvine 59 Cal State Northridge 91 Ralph Serna
(UC Irvine)
23:40.6
The race distance changes from 5 miles to 10,000 meters
1976
Details
Springfield, MO
(Southwest Missouri State)
UC Irvine (2) 50 Southwest Missouri State 73 Ralph Serna
(UC Irvine)
29:42.00†
1977
Details
Chicago, IL
(Illinois–Chicago)
Eastern Illinois (3) 37 South Dakota State 151 Michael Bollman
(North Dakota State)
30:08.70
1978
Details
Indiana, PA
(Indiana of Pennsylvania)
Cal Poly 42 165 James Schankel
(Cal Poly)
30:34.00
1979
Details
Riverside, CA
(UC Riverside)
Cal Poly (2) 45 Sacramento State 108 29:43.00
1980
Details
Somers, WI
(Wisconsin–Parkside)
Humboldt State 115 UNC Pembroke 120 Garry Henry
(UNC Pembroke)
29:32.00†
1981
Details
Lowell, MA
(Lowell)
Millersville 97 Edinboro 99 Mark Conover
(Humboldt State)
31:45.70
1982
Details
St. Cloud, MN
(St. Cloud State)
Eastern Washington 84 South Dakota State 123 Greg Beardsley
(Edinboro)
36:49.80
1983
Details
Somers, WI
(Wisconsin–Parkside)
Cal Poly Pomona 86 St. Cloud State 100 Brian Ferrari
(California–PA)
30:38.20
1984
Details
Clinton, MS
(Mississippi College)
Southeast Missouri State 87 Edinboro 129 Michael Vanatta
(Southeast Missouri State)
29:55.00
1985
Details
East Stroudsburg, PA
(East Stroudsburg)
South Dakota State (3) 60 108 Samson Obwocha
(East Texas State)
30:49.40
1986
Details
Riverside, CA
(UC Riverside)
Edinboro 56 South Dakota State 79 30:52.00
1987
Details
Evansville, IN
(Southern Indiana)
Edinboro (2) 95 Minnesota State–Manakato 113 Charles Cheruiyot
(Mount St. Mary's)
30:42.00
1988
Details
Clinton, MS
(Mississippi College)
Edinboro (3) &
Minnesota State–Manakato
77 South Dakota State Doug Hanson
(North Dakota State)
29:47.00
1989
Details
East Stroudsburg, PA
(East Stroudsburg)
South Dakota State (4) 97 Edinboro 102 Rob Edson
(Keene State)
31:44.90
1990
Details
Arcata, CA
(Humboldt State)
Edinboro (4) 50 Shippensburg 125 Doug Hanson
(North Dakota State)
29:18.80†
1991
Details
Edwardsville, IL
(SIU Edwardsville)
UMass Lowell 48 Nebraska–Kearney 96 Martin Lyons
(Edinboro)
31:29.00
1992
Details
Slippery Rock, PA
(Slippery Rock)
Adams State 15 Western State 56 Phillip Castillo
(Adams State)
32:24.00
1993
Details
Riverside, CA
(UC Riverside)
Adams State (2) 25 Edinboro 103 Shane Healy
(Adams State)
28:04.00
1994
Details
Kearney, NE
(Nebraska–Kearney)
Adams State (3) 55 Western State 73 Charles Mulinga
(Lewis)
30:59.90
1995
Details
Spartanburg, SC
(USC Upstate)
Western State 69 Central Missouri State 98 30:20.12
1996
Details
Arcata, CA
(Humboldt State)
South Dakota State (5) 119 Lewis 142 Alexandr Alexin
(Central Missouri State)
31:23.60
1997
Details
Somers, WI
(Wisconsin–Parkside)
South Dakota 78 Central Missouri State 83 Elly Rono
(Southern Indiana)
31:13.90
1998
Details
Lawrence, KS
(Kansas)
Adams State (4) 68 Western State 74 Yi Min Wu
(Edinboro)
31:06.60
1999
Details
Joplin, MO
(Missouri Southern State)
Western State (2) 27 Adams State 95 Michael Aish
(Western State)
29:19.00
2000
Details
Pomona, CA
(Cal Poly Pomona)
Western State (3) 29 Abilene Christian 62 Alfred Rugema
(Abilene Christian)
30:17.00
2001
Details
Slippery Rock, PA
(Slippery Rock)
Western State (4) 38 74 Michael Aish
(Western State)
30:52.60
2002
Details
Ashland, OH
(Cal Poly Pomona)
Western State (5) 35 81 Alfred Rugema
(Abilene Christian)
30:43.70
2003
Details
Cary, NC Western State (6) 40 68 Celedonio Rodriguez
(Adams State)
30:25.60
2004
Details
Evansville, IN
(Southern Indiana)
Western State (7) 39 Adams State 76 Nicodemus Naimadu
(Abilene Christian)
31:38.10
2005
Details
Pomona, CA
(Cal Poly Pomona)
Western State (8) 51 108 30:13.80
2006
Details
Pensacola, FL Abilene Christian 57 70 29:17.50
2007
Details
Joplin, MO
(Missouri Southern State)
Abilene Christian (2) 59 Adams State &
Western State
66 29:37.70
2008
Details
Slippery Rock, PA
(Slippery Rock)
Adams State (5) 67 Western State 88 Scott Bauhs
(Chico State)
30:23.00
2009
Details
Evansville, IN
(Southern Indiana)
Adams State (6) 23 86 Reuben Mwei
(Adams State)
30:27.80
2010
Details
Louisville, KY
(Bellarmine)
Adams State (7) 57 102 Michael Crouch
(Queens–NC)
30:43.20
2011
Details
Spokane, WA Western State (9) 27 Adams State 69 Ryan Haebe
(Western State)
30:45.10
2012
Details
Joplin, MO
(Missouri Southern State)
Adams State (8) 34 Colorado Mines 102 Micah Chelimo
(Alaska–Anchorage)
28:56.60
2013
Details
Spokane, WA Adams State (9) 54 Grand Valley State 104 Tabor Stevens
(Adams State)
29:50.10
2014
Details
Louisville, KY
(Bellarmine)
Adams State (10) 69 Grand Valley State 127 30:02.00
2015
Details
Joplin, MO
(Missouri Southern State)
Colorado Mines 100 Adams State 127 Alfred Chelanga
(Shorter)
29:24.6
2016
Details
Tampa, FL
(Saint Leo)
Adams State 54 Grand Valley State 79 Vincent Kiprop
Missouri Southern
29:07.4
2017
Details
Evansville, IN
(Southern Indiana)
  • A † indicates a then-NCAA record-setting time for that particular distance.
  • A time highlighted in ██ indicates the all-time NCAA championship record for that distance.

Champions[edit]

Team titles[edit]

Rank Team Titles Years
1 Adams State 12 1992, 1993, 1994, 1998, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016
2 Western State 8 1995, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2011
3 South Dakota State 5 1959, 1973, 1985, 1989, 1996
4 Edinboro 4 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990
5 Eastern Illinois 3 1986, 1987, 1989
San Diego State 1965, 1966, 1967
6 Abilene Christian 2 2006, 2007
UC Irvine 1975, 1976
Cal Poly–San Luis Obispo 1978, 1979
Central State (OH) 1960, 1962
7 Cal Poly Pomona 1 1983
Cal State Fullerton 1971
Colorado Mines 2015
Eastern Michigan 1970
Eastern Washington 1982
Emporia State 1963
Humboldt State 1980
Kentucky State 1964
UMass Lowell 1991
Millersville 1981
Minnesota State–Mankato 1988
Missouri State 1974
North Dakota State 1972
Northern Illinois 1958
South Dakota 1997
Southeast Missouri State 1984
Southern Illinois 1961

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2010 NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships Handbook [1].
  2. ^ "NCAA Division II Men's Cross Country Championship Results" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved January 16, 2016. 

External links[edit]