SALT LAKE CITY – The 14th-ranked Utah cross country team is headed east to Earlysville, Va., for the NCAA Cross Country Championships this Saturday, Nov. 18, at Panorama Farms. Like years past, the championships will once again broadcast live on ESPNU starting at 7:30 a.m. (MT) with the women’s race set to go off at 8:20 a.m. (MT) / 10:20 a.m. (ET) local.
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS (Meet Central)
DATE: Saturday, Nov. 18
WHERE: Panorama Farms
WHEN: 8:20 a.m. (MT) / 10:20 a.m. (ET)
TICKETS: SOLD OUT
LIVE STREAM: https://es.pn/3QZIUTH
LIVE RESULTS: https://bit.ly/3QDWwm5
PARTICIPANTS: #20 Alabama, #12 Arkansas, #26 Boston College, #3 BYU, #21 Cal Baptist, #17 Colorado, #28 Colorado State, #8 Florida, #13 Furman, #6 Georgetown, #29 Harvard, #16 Iowa State, #25 Lipscomb, #19 Michigan State, #1 NAU, #2 NC State, #7 Notre Dame, #4 Oklahoma State, #23 Ole Miss, #9 Oregon, #30 Penn State, #27 Providence, #5 Stanford, #24 Syracuse, #11 Tennessee, Texas A&M, #14 Utah, #22 Utah Valley, #15 Virginia, #10 Washington, #18 Wisconsin
UTAH PARTICIPANTS: Karli Branch, McKaylie Caesar, Morgan Jensen, Ellie Lundgreen (Alt), Kyla Martin, Clara Mayfield, Katarzyna Nowakowska, Anna Peters
As a program, this year will mark the sixth time the Women of Utah have competed at the NCAA Cross Country Championships overall – all of which have been under the direction of head coach Kyle Kepler.
|YEAR||TEAM FINISH||BEST INDIVIDUAL FINISH (PLACE, TIME)|
|2022||12th||Emily Venters (12th, 19:54.1)|
|2021||20th||Bella Williams (51st, 20:07.9)|
|2019||16th||Poppy Tank (74th, 21:05.8)|
|2016||20th||Grayson Murphy (53rd, 20:33.3)|
|2015||26th||Hannah McInturff (104th, 20:51.3)|
THE LINE UP
Utah will compete as a team at the NCAA Cross Country Championships for the third-consecutive year, but will be its least experienced team at the championships since 2019. Morgan Jensen will be the lone Ute to have ran at the championships. However, it will be the fourth NCAA Championships appearance for Clara Mayfield but her first at the Division I level. Her previous three appearances came at the Division III level.