12 ACC Programs Set for NCAA Cross Country Championships

12 ACC Programs Set for NCAA Cross Country Championships

CHARLOTTE, N.C. ( – Twelve teams from around the Atlantic Coast Conference will descend upon Charlottesville, Virginia, for the NCAA Cross Country Championships on Saturday, Nov. 18. The women’s 6k is set to start at 10:20 a.m. followed by the men’s 10k at 11:10 a.m. 
Reigning back-to-back national champions NC State put their title on the line as the Wolfpack are led by ACC Champion Katelyn Touhy. Boston College, Notre Dame, Syracuse, and Virginia also prepare to hit the course while representing the ACC. 
Florida State, North Carolina, NC State, Notre Dame, Syracuse, Virginia, and Wake Forest will represent the men, led by ACC Champion Parker Wolfe of North Carolina. In October, North Carolina claimed its first ACC Championship in nearly 40 years and leads the conference’s charge into the national race, ranking fourth in the most recent USTFCCCA weekly poll. 
The races from Panorama Farms in Charlottesville, Virginia, will be streamed live on ESPNU, ESPN+, and the ESPN App beginning at 9:30 a.m. ET. 
Upcoming Schedule for ACC Teams 

Saturday, Nov. 18 | NCAA Cross Country Championships 

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  • When Virginia hosts the NCAA Championships, it will mark the second time since 2018 in which an ACC school is the host site, joining Florida State in 2021. The national championship returns to Charlottesville for the first time since 1987. 
  • The NC State women will look to defend their back-to-back national championships when they hit the course in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Wolfpack claimed their eighth consecutive ACC Cross Country title – an ACC record – on Saturday, Oct. 27.
  • For the fourth consecutive week, the Wolfpack women remain in the second spot of the USTFCCCA weekly poll. NC State leads a group of four conference programs in the polls, followed by No. 7 Notre Dame, No. 15 Virginia, No. 24 Syracuse, and No. 26 Boston College. Wake Forest, North Carolina, and Duke are all receiving votes.
  • The North Carolina men move into the fourth spot of the USTFCCCA coaches poll, marking the highest-rank in program history. The Tar Heels are followed by No. 15 Syracuse, No. 21 Notre Dame, No. 25 Virginia, No. 26 Florida State, No. 28 NC State, and No. 30 Wake Forest.  
  • The ACC is seeking its first national championship in men’s cross country since 2015 when…

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