Cross Country Teams Earn Bids to NCAA Championships
Michigan State's women's cross country team received an at-large bid to the NCAA Championships; men earn automatic bid.
EAST LANSING, Michigan – The Michigan State men’s and women’s cross country teams both earned bids to the NCAA Championships. In the latest U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Coaches of America (USTFCCCA), the No.21-ranked women’s team earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Championships in Terre Haute, Indiana, on Nov. 19.
The Spartan women finished fourth as a team with a tally of 97 on Friday, Nov. 11, at the Great Lakes Regional in Madison, Wisconsin. Senior Rachele Schulist claimed her third All-Region honor, finishing fourth with a season-best time of 19:59.2. Fellow seniors Alexis Wiersma and Shelby Jackson also earned All-Region plaudits, completing the course in 20:25.5 and 20:34.4, respectively for 16th and 19th. This was Wiersma’s third time inside the region’s top-20, while Jackson has been All-Region in back-to-back season.
MSU’s men’s team earned an automatic bid to the championships after finishing second at the Great Lakes Regional at the Thomas Zimmer Championships Course in Madison, Wisconsin, with a team score of 81 points.