2020 Men’s Cross Country National Championship Preview
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The 2020 Men’s Cross Country National Championship will take place in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on April 9.
Championship Preview Highlights
- We will see 36 teams and 96 individuals at the 65th Annual Men’s Cross Country National Championship.
- This is the second year that the championship has been hosted in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
- Mount Mercy University (Iowa) serves as the host for the championship.
- The 8k race will start at 11:30 a.m. at the Seminole Valle Cross Country Course.
- The race will be streamed live for the first time this year and can be found HERE
- The timer will be sending live results HERE. Keep in mind these results are not finalized until after the review period.
- The 2019 men’s cross country national champion, Oklahoma City, returns to the championship and enters the field at No. 6 in the latest Top 25 poll.
- The 2019 individual champion, Mark Shaw or Oklahoma City, is not returning to the 2020 championship as he graduated after last season.
- There are five teams attending the national championship that have 10 or more appearances since 2010: College of Idaho, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho), St. Francis (Ill.), The Master’s (Calif.) and Aquinas (Mich.)
- There are four teams attending the national championship for the first time since 2010: Grand View (Iowa), Philander Smith (Ark.), Southeastern (Fla.) and Spring Arbor (Mich.)
- The NAIA meet record for the 8k is 23:14.0 set by Silah Misoi of Life (Ga.) in 1996.
Team Participation from 2010-2020
|College of Idaho||11|
|Dakota State (S.D)||3|
|Grand View (Iowa)||1|
|Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)||11|
|Mount Mercy (Iowa)||6|
|Philander Smith (Ark.)||1|
|Point Park (Pa.)||2|
|Rocky Mountain (Mont.)||4|
|Shawnee State (Ohio)||8|
|Spring Arbor (Mich.)||1|
|St. Francis (Ill.)||11|
|St. Mary (Kan.)||4|
|The Masters (Calif.)||11|
|William Carey (Mich.)||3|
|WVU Tech (W.Va.)||3|