COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Mountain West has three cross country teams and three individuals headed to the 2023 NCAA Cross Country Championships on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Panorama Farms located in Earlysville, Virginia.
The Air Force and New Mexico men’s cross country teams qualified for the 2023 NCAA championship after earning two of the 13 at-large selections. The Lobos are making their first appearance at the NCAA championship since 2014, while the Falcons have earned an NCAA championship bid in five of the last six seasons.
Boise State’s Joe Hudson was one of 38 individual qualifiers for the men’s 10k race. The Broncos have had at least one runner in five of the last six NCAA championships.
On the women’s side, Colorado State qualified for the 2023 NCAA championship after earning a women’s at-large selection. The Rams are making their 13th appearance in program history and fourth-consecutive trip to the NCAA championship.
Additionally, Air Force’s Halle Hamilton and New Mexico’s Nicola Jansen were among 38 individual qualifiers. Hamilton is headed to her second NCAA championship race as the Falcons have had at least one runner in eight of the last nine races. Jansen became an automatic qualifier to nationals after finishing as the Mountain Regional Runner-Up.
The 2023 NCAA Cross Country Championships will begin at 9:30 a.m. ET on ESPNU.