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Stanford cross-country teams earn at-large berths for NCAAs

 

For the 21st consecutive year, both the Stanford men's and women's cross-country teams will compete at the NCAA Championships.

Both Cardinal teams received at-large berths by the NCAA selection committee during the weekend and will compete on Saturday at the Wabash Family Sports Center in Terre Haute, Ind. The women's 6K race begins at 9 a.m. and the men's 10K at 10 a.m. Both races can be seen via a live webcast on NCAA.com.

Stanford finished third in both the men's and women's races at the NCAA West Regional on Friday at Stanford Golf Course. The women tied for second in points, but lost a tiebreaker to Boise State. Only the top two teams in each of the nation's nine regionals qualified automatically, and the top four individuals not on those teams who finished in the top 25 of their races.

Thirteen teams in each of the men's and women's divisions received at-large berths, creating fields of 31 teams. Also, two individuals were selected at-large for each race, creating fields of 255 in each.

This will be the 22nd consecutive NCAA team appearance for the Stanford women, and 27th overall. Stanford has won five NCAA women's titles (1996, 2003, 2005-07).

The Stanford men have advanced 21 consecutive years and 23 overall. The Cardinal has won four men's team championships (1996-97, 2002-03).

Stanford's teams have had 60 All-Americas combine for 120 All-America honors. The teams have combined for 23 NCAA podium finishes.

— Stanford Athletics

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