31 schools, 38 individuals qualify for XC Men’s Cross Country Championships

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INDIANAPOLIS –The NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Track and Field and Cross Country Committee announced Saturday the team and individual qualifiers for the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships.

In order to be eligible to participate in the championships, teams and individuals qualified in their respective NCAA regional competitions.

Thirty-one teams were selected to participate in each championship.

The top two, seven-person teams automatically qualified from each of the nine regions, for a total of 18 teams. Thirteen additional teams were selected at-large.

Thirty-eight individuals were selected to participate in each championship through an automatic qualifier and at-large selection process. All individual qualifiers finished in the top 25 in their region.

Indiana State University will host the championships, Saturday, November 22, at the Wabash Valley Family Sports Center, located in Terre Haute, Indiana. The women’s race will begin at noon Eastern, followed by the men’s race at approximately 1 p.m. Eastern. A live webcast of the championships will be broadcast from noon Eastern until the conclusion of the awards ceremony, Saturday, November 22, on NCAA.com.

The following teams and individuals were selected to the championships:

Men’s Automatic Qualyfing teams:

Arkansas
Colorado
Florida State
Furman
Georgetown
Michigan State
Northern Arizona
Oklahoma State
Ole Miss
Oregon
Portland
Providence
Syracuse
Texas
Tulsa
Villanova
Virginia
Wisconsin

Men’s At-large teams

BYU
Colorado State
Eastern Kentucky
Indiana
Iona
Michigan
New Mexico
North Carolina
Southern Utah
Stanford
UCLA
UTEP
Washington

Men’s Individual Qualifiers

Great Lakes Region

John Mascari, Indiana State
Matt McClintock, Purdue
Eric Peterson, Butler
Michael Clevenger, Notre Dame
Joseph Stewart, Miami (Ohio)

Mid-Atlantic Region

Matt Fischer, Penn State
Thomas Awad, Pennsylvania
Ryan Mahalsky, Lehigh
Stephen Schroeder, Navy

Midwest Region

Sam Penzenstadler, Loyola Chicago
Aaron Bartnik, Minnesota
Dan Curts, Iowa State
Brogan Austin, Drake
Jacob Morgan, Kansas

Mountain Region

Amos Bowen, Wyoming
JakeTurner, Montana State
Riley Coates, Air Force
Eric Shellhorn, Utah State

Northeast Region

Kevin Dooney, Yale
Jack Boyle, Columbia
Daniel Everett, Columbia
Tom Purnell, Harvard

South Region

Ty McCormack, Auburn
Austin Whitelaw, Tennessee
Kane Grimster, Auburn
Christoph Graf, South Alabama

South Central Region

Sam Stabler, Lamar
Brain Barraza, Houston
Charles Mathenge, Stephen F. Austin
Troy Taylor, North Texas

Southeast Region

Luis Vargas, Elon
Edwin Kibichiy, Louisville
Ernest Kibe, Louisville
George Parsons, North Carolina State

West Region

Chris Walden, California
Ryan Herson, Arizona State
Andrew Rafla, Boise State
Jose Madera San, Francisco

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