2017 NCAA XC Nationals - UM M&W in top 10, big performances by former Michigan HS runners

2017 NCAA XC Nationals - UM M&W in top 10, big performances by former Michigan HS runners

By RunMichigan.com Staff,

Race Day Updates from NCAA D1 XC Championships in Louisville (Women 6K, Men 10K)

Updated November 18, 7:13PM

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* Michigan women finish 9th in the team competition.
* Michigan State women finish 14th.
* Michigan's Jamie Morrissey (Rochester Adams H.S.) places 22nd in 20:01 in the women's race.
* Wolverine senior Gena Sereno places 28th in 20:05.
* Grand Blanc HS grad Grant Fisher finishes 5th overall in 29:12, leads Stanford to 4th place team finish.
* Warren De LaSalle grad Mickey Davey of the Air Force Academy places 19th overall in 29:42.
* Ben Flanagan of Michigan places 20th overall in 29:44.
* Michigan's men's team places 10th.
* MSU freshman Maggie Farrell (Battle Creek Lakeview) places 64th in 20:26.

Race Day Updates from NCAA D2 XC Championships in Louisville (Women 6K, Men 10K)

Updated November 18, 7:33PM

* Grand Valley State women finish sixth in the team standings.
* Hillsdale College women's team finishes seventh.
* Hillsdale's Hannah McIntyre finishes in fourth overall.
* Grand Valley senior Kelly Haubert places sixth overall.
* Northern Michigan's women's team places 13th.
* Grand Valley's men takes second place, just 20 points behind champion Adams State.
* Grand Valley's Zach Panning finishes in second overall.

By RunMichigan.com staff,

NCAA Cross Country Nationals weekend is here for 2017. Michigan schools and individuals have always had strong showings at the national level and this year is not any different.

NCAA DIVISION ONE - Follow on Race Day

In NCAA Division One, both Michigan State and University of Michigan's Men's and Women's teams qualified automatically out of last Friday's Great Lakes Regional.

At that regional meet men's race, in Terre Haute, IN on November 10, the Spartans of Michigan State took home the team title with 68 points while the University of Michigan finished second with 79.

Both teams earned automatic qualifying spots for the November 17 national meet in Louisville, KY. Only the top two teams at the regional meet qualify automatically to nationals.

Individually at the NCAA D1 Great Lakes Regional, Michigan's Ben Flanagan cruised to a six-second victory with a time of 30:54 for the 10K course. Individual runner-up honors went to Eastern Michigan's Hlynur Andresson in 31:00.

In fifth place overall, Sophomore Morgan Beadlescomb (Algonac H.S.) led the Spartan team victory with a time of 31:02.

Eastern Michigan finished in fourth place overall in the team standings, but unfortunately did not receive one of the few additional "at-large" team bids for the national meet. EMU's Andresson however did qualify individually.

For the women at the Great Lakes Regional meet, the team order was reversed as the Michigan Wolverines finished in first spot with 71 points with Michigan State ending up not far behind with 87.

The Wolverines were led by the strong one-two finishes of Gena Sereno and Jamie Morrissey. Sereno ran to a second place overall finish in 20:38 on the 6K course while Morrissey (Rochester Adams H.S.) was third in 20:39.

Both Michigan and Michigan State earned the automatic bids for the nationals by finishing one-two. Also qualifying as a team for the national meet by way of an additional at-large bid, was the Eastern Michigan University women's team.

EMU finished fourth overall as a team. Gaining an individual qualifying spot for the NCAA D1 women's race was Western Michigan's Hanne Christensen.

How to follow the 2017 NCAA Division One XC Championship Meet

Date/Location: November 18, 2017. E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. Louisville, KY.

** REVISED Start Times: Women - 9:00 a.m. (est), Men - 10:00 a.m. (est)

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Qualifiers' List, grouped by school

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The State of Michigan has been very well represented at the top of both team and individual results at the NCAA Division Two level for a number of years now.

Grand Valley State University's women's team has won the national title and incredible five times since 2010.

Heading into the national meet, Grand Valley is currently ranked second in the women's USTFCCCA rankings and the Laker men are ranked third.

Both the men and women of Grand Valley will be shooting for overall team titles on November 18 at the 2017 NCAA Division Two Cross Country National meet in Evansville, Indiana.

Meanwhile, also having another great year, the Hillsdale College women's team is currently ranked seventh heading into the national meet. And in addition to Hillsdale, the women of Northern Michigan also qualified as a team.

Ferris State's Trevor Holowaty will be competing as well, running as an individual qualifier.

How to follow the 2017 NCAA Division Two XC Championship Meet

Date/Location: November 18, 2017. Evansville, IN.
*** REVISED Start Times: Women - 9:30 a.m. (est), Men - 10:30 p.m. (est)

Live Results Link
Qualifiers List
More host site information


At the NCAA Division Three level, Michigan will be represented by Calvin College as both men's and women's Knights teams will be competing.

Andrew Bill of Albion college also has qualified individually. The NCAA D3 XC Nationals will take place on Saturday, November 18 in Elsah, Illinois.

The men's NCAA D3 race will begin at noon (est) and the women will start at 1:15 p.m. (est).