The ACC will send six men’s teams, four women’s teams and three individuals to the 2019 NCAA Cross Country Championships. A total of thirty-one teams will compete in each championship. Thirty-eight individuals, who finished in the top 25 of their region will also compete. The championships have everyone Midwest bound to Terre Haute as Indiana State serves as this year’s host.
The LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course will serve as the venue. Both championships will be on Saturday, November 23. The women’s race begins at 11:15am ET and the men’s event follows at 12:15pm ET.
Admission to the championships is $10 (cash only) or you can watch streaming coverage via FloTrack.org. If you have a passion for track events you can subscribe to the service for $29.99 a month. An annual fee of $149.99 provides access to premium content. FloTrack will begin coverage at 11:00am ET and continue through the awards ceremony.
This year’s NCAA Cross Country Championships will be run on the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course. The course has an external loop of 3 km plus four additional loops. The internal loops provide coordinators an opportunity to adjust the circuit length.
The course opened in 1997 and has hosted NCAA Cross Championships in 2002, 2004-2011, 2013-2014 and 2016. It is one of a few cross country courses built specifically with that singular purpose in mind.
The forecast for the event calls for partly sunny and a high of 44. There is also a 30% chance of rain and snow.