NCAA Men's Cross Country Championship


NCAA Men's Cross Country Championship

Each autumn since 1938 (except 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.

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Division I

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. Teams compete in one of nine regional championships to qualify. In addition to the 31 teams, 38 individual runners qualify for the national championship.[1]

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 University of Arkansas has won more NCAA Division I men's titles (11) than any other school, followed by Michigan State University with 8. The University of Wisconsin-Madison has competed in the most NCAA Division I men's championships (49). Washington State University has had the most individual NCAA Division I men's cross country champions (7).[3]

Year Host Team Champion Individual Champion
1938 Michigan State Indiana Greg Rice, Notre Dame
1939 Michigan State Michigan State Walter Mehl, Wisconsin
1940 Michigan State Indiana Gil Dodds, Ashland
1941 Michigan State Rhode Island Fred Wilt, Indiana
1942 Michigan State Indiana/Penn State Oliver Hunter, Notre Dame
1943 No meet
1944 Michigan State Drake Fred Feiler, Drake
1945 Michigan State Drake Fred Feiler, Drake
1946 Michigan State Drake Quentin Brelsford, Ohio Wesleyan
1947 Michigan State Penn State Jack Milne, North Carolina
1948 Michigan State Michigan State Robert Black, Rhode Island
1949 Michigan State Michigan State Robert Black, Rhode Island
1950 Michigan State Penn State Herb Semper, Kansas
1951 Michigan State Syracuse Herb Semper, Kansas
1952 Michigan State Michigan State Charles Capozzoli, Georgetown
1953 Michigan State Kansas Wes Santee, Kansas
1954 Michigan State Oklahoma A&M Allen Frame, Kansas
1955 Michigan State Michigan State Charles Jones, Iowa
1956 Michigan State Michigan State Walter McNew, Texas
1957 Michigan State Notre Dame Max Truex, Southern California
1958 Michigan State Michigan State Crawford Kennedy, Michigan State
1959 Michigan State Michigan State Al Lawrence, Houston
1960 Michigan State Houston Al Lawrence, Houston
1961 Michigan State Oregon State Dale Story, Oregon State
1962 Michigan State San Jose State Tom O'Hara, Loyola (Ill.)
1963 Michigan State San Jose State Victor Zwolak, Villanova
1964 Michigan State Western Michigan Elmore Banton, Ohio
1965 Kansas Western Michigan John Lawson, Kansas
1966 Kansas Villanova Gerry Lindgren, Washington State
1967 Wyoming Villanova Gerry Lindgren, Washington State
1968 Manhattan Villanova Michael Ryan, Air Force
1969 Manhattan UTEP Gerry Lindgren, Washington State**
1970 William & Mary Villanova Steve Prefontaine, Oregon**
1971 Tennessee Oregon Steve Prefontaine, Oregon
1972 Houston Tennessee Neil Cusack, East Tennessee State
1973 Washington State Oregon Steve Prefontaine, Oregon
1974 Indiana Oregon Nick Rose, Western Kentucky
1975 Penn State UTEP Craig Virgin, Illinois
1976 North Texas UTEP Henry Rono, Washington State
1977 Washington State Oregon Henry Rono, Washington State
1978 Wisconsin UTEP Alberto Salazar, Oregon**
1979 Lehigh UTEP Henry Rono, Washington State**
1980 Wichita State UTEP Suleiman Nyambui, UTEP
1981 Wichita State UTEP Mathews Motschwarateu, UTEP
1982 Indiana Wisconsin Mark Scrutton, Colorado
1983 Lehigh UTEP (vacated)/Wisconsin Zakarie Barie, UTEP
1984 Penn State Arkansas Ed Eyestone, Brigham Young
1985 Marquette Wisconsin Tim Hacker, Wisconsin **
1986 Arizona Arkansas Aaron Ramirez, Arizona**
1987 Virginia Arkansas Joe Falcon, Arkansas
1988 Iowa State Wisconsin Bob Kennedy, Indiana
1989 Navy Iowa State John Nuttall, Iowa State
1990 Tennessee Arkansas Jonah Koech, Iowa State
1991 Arizona Arkansas Sean Dollman, Western Kentucky
1992 Indiana Arkansas Bob Kennedy, Indiana
1993 Lehigh Arkansas Josephat Kapkory, Washington State
1994 Arkansas Iowa State Martin Keino, Arizona
1995 Iowa State Arkansas Godfrey Siamusiye, Arkansas
1996 Arizona Stanford Godfrey Siamusiye, Arkansas
1997 Furman Stanford Mebrahtom Keflezighi, UCLA
1998 Kansas Arkansas Adam Goucher, Colorado
1999 Indiana Arkansas David Kimani, South Alabama
2000 Iowa State Arkansas Keith Kelly, Providence
2001 Furman Colorado Boaz Cheboiywo, Eastern Michigan
2002 Indiana State Stanford Jorge Torres, Colorado
2003 Northern Iowa Stanford Dathan Ritzenhein, Colorado
2004 Indiana State Colorado Simon Bairu, Wisconsin
2005 Indiana State Wisconsin Simon Bairu, Wisconsin
2006 Indiana State Colorado Josh Rohatinsky, Brigham Young
2007 Indiana State Oregon Josh McDougal, Liberty
2008 Indiana State Oregon Galen Rupp, Oregon
2009 Indiana State Oklahoma State Sam Chelanga, Liberty
2010 Indiana State Oklahoma State Sam Chelanga, Liberty[4]
2011 Indiana State Wisconsin lawi Lalang, Tucson

(**)div I,II,III COMB.

Division II

The field for the Division II national 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.[5]

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).[6]

Year Team Champion Individual Champion
1958 Northern Illinois Paul Whiteley, Emporia State
1959 South Dakota State Paul Whiteley, Emporia State
1960 Central State (Ohio) John Mulholland, Loras
1961 Southern Illinois John Mulholland, Loras
1962 Central State (Ohio) Leslie Hegedus, Central State
1963 Emporia State John Camien, Emporia State
1964 Kentucky State Ed Schneider, Northeast Missouri State
1965 San Diego State Gene Takle, Luther
1966 San Diego State Bob Fitts, Cortland State
1967 San Diego State Arjan Gelling, North Dakota
1968 Eastern Illinois Dave Robbins, Portland State
1969 Eastern Illinois Ron Stonitsch, C.W. Post**
1970 Eastern Michigan Mark Covert, Cal State Fullerton**
1971 Cal State Fullerton Mike Slack, North Dakota State
1972 North Dakota State Mike Slack, North Dakota State
1973 South Dakota State Garry Bentley, South Dakota State
1974 Southwest Missouri State Garry Bentley, South Dakota State
1975 UC Irvine Ralph Serna, UC Irvine
1976 UC Irvine Ralph Serna, UC Irvine
1977 Eastern Illinois Michael Bollman, North Dakota State
1978 Cal Poly James Schankel, Cal Poly **
1979 Cal Poly James Schankel, Cal Poly **
1980 Humboldt State Garry Henry, UNC Pembroke
1981 Millersville Mark Conover, Humboldt State
1982 Eastern Washington Greg Beardsley, Edinboro
1983 Cal Poly Pomona Brian Ferrari, California (Pa.)
1984 Southeast Missouri State Michael Vanatta, Southeast Missouri State
1985 South Dakota State Samson Obwocha, Texas A&M-Commerce**
1986 Edinboro Samson Obwocha, Texas A&M-Commerce**
1987 Edinboro Charles Cheruiyot, Mount St. Mary's (Md.)
1988 Edinboro, Mankato State Doug Hanson, North Dakota State
1989 South Dakota State Rob Edson, Keene State
1990 Edinboro Doug Hanson, North Dakota State
1991 UMass-Lowell Martin Lyons, Edinboro
1992 Adams State Phillip Castillo, Adams State
1993 Adams State Shane Healy, Adams State
1994 Adams State Charles Mulinga, Lewis
1995 Western State Charles Mulinga, Lewis
1996 South Dakota State Alexandr Alexin, Central Missouri State
1997 South Dakota Elly Rono, Southern Indiana
1998 Adams State Yi Min Wu, Edinboro
1999 Western State Michael Aish, Western State
2000 Western State Alfred Rugema, Abilene Christian
2001 Western State Michael Aish, Western State
2002 Western State Alfred Rugema, Abilene Christian
2003 Adams State Celedonio Rodriguez, Adams State
2004 Western State Nicodemus Naimadu, Abilene Christian
2005 Western State Nicodemus Naimadu, Abilene Christian
2006 Abilene Christian Nicodemus Naimadu, Abilene Christian
2007 Abilene Christian Nicodemus Naimadu, Abilene Christian
2008 Adams State Scott Bauhs, Chico State
2009 Adams State Reuben Mwei, Adams State
2010 Adams State Michael Crouch,Queens University of Charlotte
2011 Western State Ryan Haebe,Western State

(**)div I,II,III COMB.

Division III

The field for the Division III national championship race varied in the early years, reaching a high of 52 teams in 1977. From 1982 to 1998 the field was fixed at 21 teams. From 1999 to 2005 the field included 24 teams. Beginning in 2006, the national championship race has included 32 teams. Teams compete in one of eight regional championships to qualify. In addition to the 32 teams, 56 individual runners qualify for the national championship.[7]

The race distance from 1973 to 1975 was 5 miles (8.0 km). Since 1976 the race distance has been 8,000 meters (5.0 mi).[8]

Year Team Champion Individual Champion
1973 Ashland Steve Foster, Ashland
1974 Mount Union David Moller, Rochester
1975 North Central (Ill.) Vin Fleming, Lowell
1976 North Central (Ill.) Dale Kramer, Carleton
1977 Occidental Dale Kramer, Carleton
1978 North Central (Ill.) Dan Henderson, Wheaton (Ill.)**
1979 North Central (Ill.) Steve Hunt, Boston State**
1980 Carleton Jeff Milliman, North Central (Ill.)
1981 North Central (Ill.) Mark Whalley, Principia
1982 North Central (Ill.) Nicholas Manciu, St. Thomas (Minn.)
1983 Brandeis Tony Bluell, North Central (Ill.)
1984 St. Thomas (Minn.) Mark Beeman, Brandeis
1985 Luther James White, UMass-Dartmouth**
1986 St. Thomas (Minn.) Arnie Schraeder, Wisconsin–Stevens Point**
1987 North Central (Ill.) Jukka Tammisuo, St. Lawrence
1988 Wisconsin–Oshkosh David Terronez, Augustana (Ill.)
1989 Wisconsin–Oshkosh David Terronez, Augustana (Ill.)
1990 Wisconsin–Oshkosh Seamus McElligott, Haverford
1991 Rochester Sandu Rebenciuc, Augustana (Ill.)
1992 North Central (Ill.) Gary Wasserman, Nebraska Wesleyan
1993 North Central (Ill.) Dan Mayer, North Central (Ill.)
1994 Williams Jeremie Perry, Williams College
1995 Williams John Weigel, North Central (Ill.)
1996 Wisconsin–La Crosse Matt Brill, North Central (Ill.)
1997 North Central (Ill.) Brett Altergott, Wisconsin–La Crosse
1998 North Central (Ill.) Erik Dieckman, North Central (Ill.)
1999 North Central (Ill.) Dave Davis, Puget Sound
2000 Calvin Tim McCoskey, North Central (Ill.)
2001 Wisconsin–La Crosse J.B. Haglund, Haverford
2002 Wisconsin–Oshkosh Ryan Bak, Trinity (Conn.)
2003 Calvin Josh Moen, Wartburg
2004 Calvin Josh Moen, Wartburg
2005 Wisconsin–La Crosse Neal Holtschulte, Williams
2006 Calvin Macharia Yout, Widener
2007 NYU Tyler Sigl, Wisconsin–Platteville
2008 SUNY Cortland Peter Kosgei, Hamilton
2009 North Central Ricky Flynn, Lynchburg
2010 Haverford Anders Hulleberg, Haverford
2011 North Central Ben Sathre, St. Thomas

(**)div I,II,III COMB.

See also

References

  1. ^ 2010 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships Handbook [1].
  2. ^ NCAA 2010 Men's Division I Cross Country All Time Championship Records [2].
  3. ^ NCAA Men's Cross Country All-Time Championship Records & Results [3]. Accessed 12 February 2011.
  4. ^ "Villanova, Oklahoma State repeat at NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships". USA Track & Field. November 22, 2010. http://www.usatf.org/news/view.aspx?DUID=USATF_2010_11_22_14_13_15. Retrieved November 22,2010. 
  5. ^ 2010 NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships Handbook [4].
  6. ^ NCAA 2010 Men's Division II Cross Country All Time Championship Records [5].
  7. ^ 2010 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships Handbook [6].
  8. ^ NCAA 2010 Men's Division III Cross Country All Time Championship Records [7].

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