Skip to simplified nav
Virginia Heads to NCAA Championships

VIRGINIASPORTSDOTCOM
VIRGINIASPORTSDOTCOM

VIRGINIASPORTSDOTCOM
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Virginia cross country team heads to Terre Haute, Ind., on Monday to compete in the final race of the season, the 2008 NCAA Championships.  The race will be held at the LaVern Gibson Cross Country Course, located at the Wabash Valley Family Sports Center, which was the site of the Pre-NCAA meet earlier this season.

The Cavalier men ran a tight race together at pre-nationals, crossing all five scorers within 30 seconds of each other to take sixth in the Men’s 8k White Race. This weekend, the race will be extended to 10k and will feature 31 teams.

At last year’s NCAA Championships, also held in Terre Haute, the men put together a 12th-place finish, the highest for the program since 1985. Virginia was the first ACC squad to complete the race and will return five competitors to this seasons championship, including All-American Emil Heineking and the 2008 ACC Individual Champion Ryan Foster.

The women, coming off an impressive win at the NCAA Southeast Regional, return to NCAAs after missing a bid to the championships last year. Former Cavalier Emily Harrison represented Virginia’s women, finishing sixth. The Cavalier women’s last appearance at the national meet was in 2006, where they claimed 14th overall.

At the Pre-NCAA meet earlier this season, the women finished 23rd in the Women’s 6k White Race, but have improved since then, and entered the national rankings at No. 28 this week.

Championship races are set to begin at 12:08 p.m. on Saturday, with the women toeing the line first and the men following at 12:48 p.m. Both races will be broadcast live on CBS College Sports Network and streamed online via NCAA.com.

Teams Competing
Men: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Brigham Young, Butler, Cal Poly, California, Colorado, Florida State, Georgetown, Iona, Iowa State, Michigan, Minnesota, NC State, Northern Arizona, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Penn State, Portland, Providence, Stanford, Texas A&M, Tulsa, UCLA, Villanova, Virginia, Washington, William & Mary, Wisconsin

Women: Arizona State, Arkansas, Baylor, Boston College, Florida, Florida State, Georgetown, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Northern Arizona, Notre Dame, Oregon, Princeton, Providence, Rice, SMU, Stanford, Stony Brook, Syracuse, Texas Tech, Villanova, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin

 

 

Schedules

Top Videos
Jeff White
Jocelyn Willoughby
Cavaliers Looking to Build Momentum
Women's Basketball
11/22/17
Virginia (2-3) will play twice this weekend in the Cavalier Classic at John Paul Jones Arena: Saturday against Harvard and Sunday against Duquesne.
Quin Blanding
'Hoos Eager to Seize Opportunity Friday Night
Football
11/21/17
At 8 p.m. Friday, in the annual battle for the Commonwealth Clash, UVA (6-5 overall, 3-4 ACC) meets Virginia Tech (8-3, 4-3) at Scott Stadium.
De'Andre Hunter
Hunter Dazzles as 'Hoos Stay Unbeaten
Men's Basketball
11/19/17
Behind a career-high 23 points from redshirt freshman De'Andre Hunter, unbeaten Virginia defeated Monmouth 73-53 on Sunday at JPJ.

Jeff White

Director of News Content

jwhite@virginia.edu

A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.

Archives
More Headlines
Online Stores
Auctions
Cavalier Auctions
Cavalier Team Shop