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NCAA Cross Country Preview — Overview/Schedule

NCAA Cross Country Preview — Overview/Schedule

Several top teams raced shortened versions of the Panorama Farms layout, on which the Nationals will be run, at the Virginia Invitational in September. (MIKE SCOTT)

SIZING UP NCAA Cross Country prospects before late October is never a sure-fire enterprise. The short season heats up late and low-stick athletes on powerhouse teams as often as not train through early meets.

Virginia will provide the venue for the Nationals on November 18, the Cavaliers’ second time hosting and first since ’87. Panorama Farms, on which the title races will be run (10K for men 6K for women), sits on 850 acres about 6M from the UVA campus. “The courses are laid out entirely on rolling grass fields that are maintained year-round,” per

The venue — site of the NCAA Southeast Regionals of ’13, ’15, ’16, ’17 & ’19 — has also seen reasonably fast times. The mystery variable, as always in late November, is weather, which will surely have a say in how the competitions play out.

Follow the links below to the 4 detailed sections of our Div. I-based NCAA Cross Country Preview:

2023 Collegiate Cross Country Schedule
Major Invitationals
15 Mountain Dew Invitational Gainesville, Florida
16 McNichols Invitational Terre Haute, Indiana
23 Cowboy Jamboree Stillwater, Oklahoma
Virginia Invitational Charlottesville, Virginia
29 Battle In Beantown Boston, Massachusetts
Chile Pepper Invitational Fayetteville, Arkansas
Piane Invitational Notre Dame, Indiana
30 Short Invitational Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
13 Nuttycombe Invitational Madison, Wisconsin
14 Pre-Nationals Charlottesville, Virginia
Div. I Conferences
13 IC4A/ECAC Bronx, New York
23 SWAC Tallahassee, Florida
27 ACC Tallahassee, Florida
America East Orono, Maine
Big 10 Madison, Wisconsin
Big West Nipomo, California
Colonial Mechanicsville, Virginia
Missouri Valley Nashville, Tennessee
Mountain West Eagle, Idaho
Pac-12 University Place, Washington
SEC Columbia, South Carolina
Southern Greensboro, North Carolina
Southland San Antonio, Texas
WAC Abilene, Texas
28 American Athletic Greenville, North Carolina
Atlantic 10 Cedarville, Ohio
Atlantic Sun Nashville, Tennessee
Big 12 Ames, Iowa
Big Sky Cheney, Washington
Big South Salem, Virginia
Conference USA Bowling Green, Kentucky
Heps Boston, Massachusetts
Horizon League Dayton, Ohio

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