12 ACC Teams to Race at the NCAA Cross Country Championships

12 ACC Teams to Race at the NCAA Cross Country Championships

CHARLOTTE, N.C. ( –  Twelve Atlantic Coast Conference teams are scheduled to compete in the 2023 NCAA Cross Country Championships next Saturday, Nov. 18, at Panorama Farms in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The races will be streamed live on ESPNU and the ESPN App beginning at 10 a.m. ET.

Six ACC teams – four women’s and two men’s – earned automatic spots in the NCAA Championships by placing first or second in their respective regionals during Friday’s competition. The Virginia women and the NC State, Notre Dame, Syracuse, Wake Forest, and Virginia men were announced as at-large team selections on Saturday.


In addition, the following ACC runners from non-qualifying teams earned individual at-large spots in next weekend’s field:


Alyson Churchill, Florida State

Daphnee Lavassas, Miami

Amina Maatoug, Duke

Gladys Chepngetich, Clemson

Fatima Alanis, North Carolina

Please see here for the complete 2023 NCAA Cross Championships men’s and women’s fields.


Please see here for the complete recap of Friday’s NCAA action, as covered by the USTFCCCA.


The reigning back-to-back national champion NC State women, whose 37 all-time NCAA Championship berths are the most of any program nationally, entered the NCAA Regionals second in the USTFCCCA national rankings.


Seven ACC teams emerged from the Southeast Regional, including five of whom earned at-large bids. Both the men and women from Virginia heard their names called on Saturday while the men’s teams from NC State and Wake Forest will pack their bags for Charlottesville, Virginia.

Both programs for Notre Dame heard their name called during Saturday’s selection show. Following the women’s Great Lake Regional championship for the Fighting Irish, the men’s team notched an at-large bid following a fourth-place finish.

The women’s Northeast Regional was dominated by the ACC on Friday, leading to a pair of automatic qualifiers from Syracuse and Boston College. The Orange claimed the regional championship on the women’s side, while a third-place showing by the men clinched their spot at the NCAA Cross Country Championships on Saturday.

The upcoming NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships will be held on Saturday, Nov. 18, at Panorama Farms in Charlottesville, Virginia.



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