November 19, 2021 - by
No. 12/27 Noles Ready for NCAA Championships

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State cross country programs are set to compete in the NCAA Championships on Saturday, Nov. 20 on home soil at Apalachee Regional Park. FSU is slated to host the event for the first time in school history, and it will be the first NCAA Championship hosted by FSU since 1996.

The meet is open to the public, and tickets for $10 can be purchased here.

Live timing will be available at https://live.pttiming.com/XC-PTT.html?mid=2431, and the meet will broadcasted live on ESPNU and the ESPN app beginning at 10 a.m.

“It’s really huge for us. There’s so much pride in all of the work that Florida State, Leon County and my staff have put into it. It wasn’t an overnight thing. To be able to actually get here is something that is really special for us. Having the chance to run at home is a very special thing,” Head Coach Bob Braman said. 

The No. 12 women earned an automatic spot in the championships with a second-place finish in the South Regional meet. The No. 27 men received an at-large bid to punch their ticket to the championship race.

Five of the women who competed for the Noles at the NCAA Championships in 2020 returned to the squad this year looking to best their overall team finish of 15th.

Adriaan Wildschutt will be battling for the top time after his silver medal performance at the 2020 Championships. Wildschutt will fight to beat defending champion Conner Mantz from BYU and become the first national champion in FSU history and just the second national champion in ACC history. The two were separated by just two seconds at the Pre-Nationals meet on Oct. 15 at Apalachee Regional Park.

Ahmed Muhumed will also return to the championship this year hoping to earn some valuable team points for the Garnet and Gold.

The Meet

The women’s 6k will begin at 10:20 a.m. and feature 31 schools.

  • 1 NC State
  • 2 New Mexico
  • 3 Colorado
  • 4 BYU
  • 5 Minnesota
  • 6 Oklahoma State
  • 7 Arkansas
  • 8 North Carolina
  • 9 Ole Miss
  • 10 Notre Dame
  • 10 Iowa State
  • 12 Florida State
  • 13 Wisconsin
  • 14 Utah
  • 15 Alabama
  • 16 Stanford
  • 17 Michigan
  • 18 Colorado State
  • 19 Michigan State
  • 20 Syracuse
  • 21 Northern Arizona
  • 22 Georgetown
  • 23 Washington
  • 24 Harvard
  • 25 Providence
  • 26 Oregon
  • 27 Utah State
  • 28 West Virginia
  • 30 Butler
  • Rice
  • Villanova

The men’s 10k will start at 11:10 a.m. and include 31 schools.

  • 1 Northern Arizona
  • 2 BYU
  • 3 Oklahoma State
  • 4 Notre Dame
  • 5 Colorado
  • 6 Iowa State
  • 7 Stanford
  • 8 Wisconsin
  • 9 Arkansas
  • 10 Tulsa
  • 11 Air Force
  • 12 Washington
  • 13 Texas
  • 14 Michigan
  • 15 Ole Miss
  • 16 Princeton
  • 17 Wake Forest
  • 17 Furman
  • 19 Syracuse
  • 20 Oregon
  • 21 Gonzaga
  • 22 Portland
  • 23 Alabama
  • 24 Southern Utah
  • 25 Harvard
  • 25 Georgetown
  • 27 Florida State
  • 27 Minnesota
  • 29 Butler
  • 30 Michigan State
  • North Carolina

The Last Time Out

The Seminoles competed in the NCAA South Regional in Huntsville, Alabama, on Nov. 12. Seven runners earned all-region honors for their performances.

The women claimed second-place overall with 86 points behind Ole Miss (69) which earned them an automatic qualifying bid. The team was led by Lauren Ryan in ninth, Maudie Skyring in 14th, Amanda Beach in 18th, Rebecca Clark in 21st and Jennifer Lima in 24th.

Skyring earned her third all-region award while Clark and Ryan notched their second and Beach and Lima recorded their first.

Wildschutt and Muhumed led the field with gold and silver finishes for the third one-two finish at regionals in school history. The men finished third overall with 112 points behind Ole Miss (68) and Alabama (79).

To learn more about the NCAA Championships, visit https://seminoles.com/ncaa-xc/

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