2019 NAIA Women’s Cross Country National Championship Field Reveal
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The 37 team, 89 individual field has been announced for the 40th annual NAIA Women’s Cross Country National Championship. The event will take place in Vancouver, Wash., on Friday, November 22.
- This is the sixth year that the championship will be hosted in Vancouver, Wash. The Cascade Collegiate Conference serves as the host for the national championship.
- The field is made up of 25 automatic qualifiers, one host berth and 11 at-large berths. A team can automatically qualify by winning the conference championship meet or by being the meet runner-up (for conferences with more than one automatic qualifier) that is ranked in the Top 30 final poll.
- Four conferences that received two automatic berths: Appalachian Athletic Conference, Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference and Great Plains Athletic Conference.
- Warner Pacific (Ore.) received the host berth.
- The 11 at-large berths are determined by the final regular-season Coaches’ Top 25 Poll that can be seen by clicking HERE. These teams received an at-large berth – Aquinas (Mich.), Southern Oregon, Indiana Wesleyan, Eastern Oregon, Huntington (Ind.), Oregon Tech, Cornerstone (Mich.), Montana Western, Carroll (Mont.), SCAD Savannah (Ga.) and Lewis-Clark State (Idaho).
- In addition to the team qualifiers and at-large bids, 89 athletes will compete as individual qualifiers.
- The 2018 women’s cross country champions, Oregon Tech, returns to the championships.
- Fans can watch the post-race awards ceremony free. The national championship event takes place on Nov. 22. To access the live video stream of the ceremony, CLICK HERE.
2019 Women’s Cross Country Championship Qualifying Teams
|College of Idaho||Cascade Collegiate Conference Tournament Champion|
|College of the Ozarks (Mo.)||Association of Independent Institutions Tournament Champion|
|Columbia (Mo.)||American Midwest Conference Tournament Champion|
|Concordia (Neb.)||Great Plains Athletic Conference Tournament Champion|
|Dakota State (S.D.)||North Star Athletic Conference Tournament Champion TIE|
|Dalton State (Ga.)||Southern States Athletic Conference Tournament Champion|
|Dickinson State (N.D.)||North Star Athletic Conference Tournament Champion TIE|
|Dordt (Iowa)||Great Plains Athletic Conference Tournament Runner-Up|
|Embry-Riddle (Ariz.)||California Pacific Conference Tournament Champion|
|Friends (Kan.)||Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament Champion|
|Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)||At-Large|
|Madonna (Mich.)||Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Tournament Champion|
|Milligan (Tenn.)||Appalachian Athletic Conference Tournament Runner-Up|
|Mount Mercy (Iowa)||Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament Champion|
|Oklahoma City||Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament Champion|
|Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)||Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament Runner-Up|
|Our Lady of the Lake (Texas)||Red River Athletic Conference Tournament Champion|
|Point Park (PA.)||River States Conference Tournament Champion|
|Rocky Mountain (Mont.)||Frontier Conference Tournament Champion|
|SCAD Atlanta (Ga.)||Appalachian Athletic Conference Tournament Champion|
|SCAD Savannah (Ga.)||At-Large|
|Shawnee State (Ohio)||Mid-South Conference Tournament Champion|
|Southeastern (Fla.)||The Sun Conference Tournament Champion|
|St. Francis (Ill.)||Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament Champion|
|Taylor (Ind.)||Crossroads League Tournament Champion|
|Vanguard (Calif.)||Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament Champion|
|Warner Pacific (Ore.)||Host Berth|
|Xavier (La.)||Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Tournament Champion|