32 teams, 24 individuals qualify for DII Men’s Cross Country Championship

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INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Track and Field and Cross Country Committee has announced the participants for the 2014 NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships.

In order to be eligible to participate in the championships, teams and individuals had to qualify in their respective NCAA regional competitions that were held this past weekend.

The top three teams of seven student-athletes from each region automatically qualified.

Additional berths were awarded to regions based on the first eight team finishers at the 2013 championships. The top three individual finishers from each region who are not part of a qualifying team automatically qualified for the championships. In addition, all individual competitors who finish in the top five overall places in their respective regional meet and are not a member of a qualifying team automatically advance to the championships. The list of advancing teams and individuals are outlined below.

The championships will be held December 6 in Louisville, Kentucky, at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park as part of the 2014 NCAA Division II National Championships Festival. The Louisville Sports Commission and Bellarmine University will serve as co-hosts of the championships.

Men’s Qualifying Teams (School, Region)

Adams State, South Central
Alaska Anchorage, West
American International, East
Ashland, Midwest
Augustana (South Dakota), Central
California Baptist, West
Cal Poly Pomona, West
Chico State, West
Colorado-Colorado Springs, South Central
Colorado Mesa, South Central
Colorado School of Mines, South Central
Edinboro, Atlantic
Florida Southern, South
Grand Valley State, Midwest
Lock Haven, Atlantic
Malone, Midwest
Mars Hill, Southeast
Minnesota State Moorhead, Central
Missouri Southern State, Central
Mount Olive, Southeast
Queens (North Carolina), Southeast
Roberts Wesleyan, East
Saint Leo, South
Shippensburg, Atlantic
Simon Fraser, West
Sioux Falls, Central
Southern Indiana, Midwest
Stonehill, East
West Alabama, South
West Texas A&M, South Central
Western State, South Central
Western Washington, West

Men’s Individual Qualifiers

Atlantic Region

Aaron Dinzeo, California (Pennsylvania)
Raymond Ofman, Indiana (Pennsylvania)
Abel Robinault, California (Pennsylvania)

Central Region

Austin Bogina, Pittsburg State
Wick Cunningham, Northwest Missouri State
Juan Pacheco, East Central

East Region

Anthony Fierimonte, Assumption
Nicholas Filipazzo, Adelphi
Michael Scott, LIU Post

Midwest Region

Joshua Mirth, Hillsdale
Sean Pengelly, Michigan Tech
Evan Lewandowski, Wisconsin-Parkside

South Region

Dessie Demlew, Benedict
Justin Mcmaster, Florida Tech
Jesse Prince, Valdosta State

South Central Region

Alec Baldwin, Black Hills State
Thomas Toth, Cameron
Christian Gering, Fort Lewis

Southeast Region

Job Kemboi, Clayton State
Corey Mundy, Flagler
Ahmad Nesbitt, North Greenville

West Region

Valentin Pepiot, Academy of Art
Robert Peterson, Montana State Billings
Tanner Collins, UC San Diego

DIVISION II MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES

SCHOOL APPEARANCES * LAST BEST FINISH CHAMPIONSHIPS
Adams State 22 2013 1st 10 (1992-94, 1998, 2003, 2008-2010, 2012-13)
Alaska Anchorage 11 2013 3rd
American International 1 2012 12th
Ashland 14 2012 5th
Augustana (S.D.) 16 2013 3rd
California Baptist 2 2013 22nd
Cal Poly Pomona 17 2013 1st 1 (1983)
Chico State 20 2013 3rd
Colorado-Colorado Springs 5 2012 11th
Colorado Mesa 1
Colorado Mines 10 2013 2nd
Edinboro 36 2013 1st 4 (1986-88, 1990)
Florida Southern 8 2013 13th
Grand Valley State 14 2013 2nd
Lock Haven 13 2013 9th
Malone 1
Mars Hill 9 2010 9th
Minnesota State Moorhead 1
Missouri Southern State 12 2013 6th
Mount Olive 5 2013 16th
Queens 6 2011 7th
Roberts Wesleyan 1
Saint Leo 2 2013
Shippensburg 17 2013 2nd
Simon Fraser 1
Sioux Falls 1
Southern Indiana 22 2013 3rd
Stonehill 12 2013 10th
West Alabama 1
West Texas A&m 2 2013 14th
Western State 23 2014 1st 8 (1995,1999, 2000-02, 2004-05, 2011)
Western Washington 9 2013 4th
* — Includes 2014.

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