Four GSAC teams and eight other individual athletes will compete at the NAIA Men's and Women's Cross Country National Championships at Rim Rock Farm in Lawrence, Kansas, on Saturday, November 23.
The NAIA Cross Country National Championships will take place Saturday at Rim Rock Farm in Lawrence, Kan. This is the first year that the race, hosted by the Lawrence Sports Corporation and the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC), will be held at the course.
Built in 1974, Rim Rock Farm has been home to three Big Eight Championships (1983, 1991 and 1995), the NCAA Division I and II Championships (1998), a Big 12 Championship (2006) and countless high school state championships.
The 8-kilometer men's race will begin at 10:30 a.m. CST, with the 5-kilometer women's race to follow at 11:45 a.m. CST. The Championships Award Ceremony will be held at Abe and Jake's Landing—8 East 6th Street, Lawrence, Kan. 66044—and will begin at approximately 2:30 p.m.
A total of 321 student-athletes from 96 schools will vie for the men's individual and team titles. The 32-team field is comprised of 21 conference, independent and unaffiliated grouping champions; one conference, independent and unaffiliated grouping runner-up and ten at-large selections. Ninety-seven individual qualifiers, representing 64 institutions, will also compete in the race.
A total of 327 student-athletes from 95 schools will vie for the women's individual and team titles. The 32-team field is comprised of 21 conference, independent and unaffiliated grouping champions; two conference, independent and unaffiliated grouping runners-up and nine at-large selections. One hundred and three individual qualifiers, representing 63 institutions, will also compete in the race.
For more information, use the links below:
NAIA Men's Cross Country
NAIA Women's Cross Country