Northern Arizona men, BYU women win 2020 cross country championships (2024)

Last Updated 12:54 PM, June 17, 2021

The final six minutes of the 2020 NCAA women's cross country championship


4:20 pm, June 17, 2021

Northern Arizona's men, BYU's women win 2020 championships

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BYU's women and Northern Arizona's men won the 2020NCAA DI cross country national championships, while Alabama's MercyChelangat won the women's individual title with a time of 20:01.1 and BYU's Conner Mantz took home the men's title with a time of 29:26.1. He was the first American man to win the race since 2008. Watch the full men's race here and the women's race here.

6:11 pm, March 15, 2021

Conner Mantz wins men's individual, Northern Arizona wins team

Through most of the men's race, it looked like Wesley Kiptoo of Iowa State, gloves and all, would cruise to a win in the 10K.

But towards the end of the race, BYU's Conner Mantz pushed past Kiptoo to take the lead and he never looked back, winning with a time of 29:26.1. Mantz is the first American man to win the race since 2008.

Watch the full race here.

Florida State's Adriaan Wildschutt placed second at 29:48.2, while Kiptoo came in third at 29:54.9.

Even though BYU was ranked No. 1 entering the day and had Mantz as the winner, the Cougars placed seventh as a team.

Instead, it was Northern Arizona placing first as a team with 60 points. The squad had four runners finish in the top 10.

Notre Dame came in second with 87 points, while Oklahoma State placed third with 142.

Click here for the full results.

5:27 pm, March 15, 2021

Previewing the men's race at 1:40 p.m. ET

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The men's race begins at 1:40 p.m. ET from Stillwater, OK. You can watch the race here.

Follow the live results here.

Here are the full lists of teams and players participating:

Men's Qualifying Teams

Air ForceOle Miss
BYUSouthern Utah
FurmanUtah State
IndianaWake Forest
Iowa StateWisconsin
Michigan State
NC State
Northern Arizona
Notre Dame
Oklahoma State

Men's Individual Qualifiers

Victor Ortiz-RiveraArizona
Bennett PascoeArkansas State
Marshall BeattyArmy West Point
Ben NaegerBelmont
Trevor DominyCharleston Southern
Aaron BienenfeldCincinnati
Alec SanduskyCincinnati
Eric Van Der ElsConnecticut
Ahmen JaziriEastern Kentucky
Andy PayneEastern Michigan
Adriaan WildschuttFlorida State
Ahmed MuhumedFlorida State
Alex MasaiHofstra
Jonathan DavisIllinois
Kevin KoskiIllinois State
Ben ButlerKansas
Luke Jaciw-ZurakowskyLa Salle
Devin MeyrerMichigan
Kieran WoodMissouri
Duncan HamiltonMontana State
George KuscheNebraska
Abdirizak IbrahhimNew Mexico
John TatterNorth Carolina
Patrick KipkemboiNorth Dakota
Nathan JubranNorth Florida
Josh ParkOhio
Jackson MestlerOregon
Hociel LandaRice
Jack DavidsonSanta Clara
Shea FosterSE Louisiana
Brandon OldenSiena
Kyle CloutierUMass Lowell
Christopher AlfondUMass Lowell
Britan ReynoldsUtah Valley
Jahanzib ShahbazVMI
Trausti ThorsteinsWagner
Taylor DillonWeber State
Chase EasterlingYoungstown State

5:13 pm, March 15, 2021

Alabama's Mercy Chelangat wins women's individual, BYU wins team

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Alabama's MercyChelangat came in first place in the women's race with a time of 20:01.1. It's the first individual National Champion for Alabama in its history.

Watch the full race here.

Oklahoma State's Taylor Roe came in second place at 20:06.7, while Alabama's Amaris Tyynismaa finished third at 20:10.2.Even though Alabama placed two in the top 3, the Crimson Tide finished eighth overall as a team.

Chelangat moved into first place around the 5000M mark, erasing Whittni Orton of BYU's lead. Orton finished in 17th after falling behind, but that wasn't a big deal for her team because BYU took the team title, finishing in first place with five players in the top 50. The Cougars scored 96 points.

Click here for the full results from the women's race.

4:31 pm, March 15, 2021

Previewing the women's race at 12:50 p.m. ET

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The women's race begins at 12:50 p.m. ET from Stillwater, OK. You can watch the race here.

Follow the live results here.

Here are the full lists of teams and players participating:

Women's Qualifying Teams

ArkansasNC State
Boise StateNew Mexico
BYUNorth Carolina
ColoradoNorthern Arizona
Colorado StateOklahoma State
DukeOle Miss
Florida StateOregon State
GeorgetownSan Francisco
Georgia TechStanford
Iowa StateWest Virginia
Michigan State

Women's Individual Qualifiers

Irene RonoAbilene Christian
Mahala NorrisAir Force
Emily MackayBinghamton
Lauren WhiteBoston College
Andrea ClaesonBoston University
Kailee PerryBowling Green
Ashlyn RamosBucknell
Ashley DanaCentral Connecticut
Lindsey StallworthEast Tenn. State
Laura TabordaEastern Kentucky
Maria AhmElon
Annabelle EastmanGeorge Mason
Kristen GarciaGonzaga
Famke HeinstHigh Point
Gemma NuttallIona
Jaybe ShufelbergerKansas State
Courtney BrennerLipscomb
Anneka MurrinLoyola-Chicago
Meg SwietlikMilwaukee
Sarah ChapmanMissouri
Erika FreyhofNebraska
Ashley TuttNorthern Illinois
Maria CoffinProvidence
Lotte BlackRhode Island
Grace ForbesRice
Gianna SbarbaroSan Diego
Carolien MillenaarSouth Alabama
Leah HansenSouth Dakota St
Alison PraySouthern Utah
Amanda VestriSyracuse
Sydney SeymourTennessee
Kaley RichardsUMass Lowell
Poppy TankUtah
Katie StruthersUtah State
Maddie EmpeyUtah Valley
Lydia OlivereVillanova
Erin MullinsWashington St.
Summer AllenWeber State
Winny KoskeiWichita State

3:21 pm, March 15, 2021

How to watch the 2020 men's and women's cross country championship

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The 2020DI cross country championship begins today in Stillwater, Oklahoma. With the first race slated to begin about an hour from now, here's the schedule for today:

  • Live coverage begins on ESPNU at 12:30 p.m. ET
  • Women's race begins at 12:50 p.m. ET
  • Men's race begins at 1:40 p.m. ET

Here are the important links and streams to watch all the action:

12:08 pm, March 15, 2021

Cross country championship: Keep up with the latest from Stillwater, OK today

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The 2020NCAA DI cross country championship takes place today in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Oklahoma State serves as host to the races.

Thirty-one teamsand 38 individuals will race for a title at the OSU cross country course.See the full list of participants here.

The women's race begins begins at 12:50 p.m. ET, while the men's race starts at 1:40 p.m. ET.

We'll have live updates here.

Men's championship history | Women's championship history

6:13 pm, March 7, 2021

2020 DI men's and women's cross country championship selections announced

The NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Track and Field and Cross Country Committee announced Sunday the team and individual qualifiers for the 2020NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Cross Country Championships.

The championships are scheduled for March 15. In the announcement, 31 teams were selected to participate in each championship, while 38individuals were selected to participate in each championship through an automatic qualifier and at-large selection process.

Here's the full list of teams and participants selected.

Oklahoma State University will host the championships. The women's race will begin at 12:50 p.m. ET, while the men's race will start at 1:40 p.m. ET.

1:37 am, March 1, 2021

Men's and women's championship history

BYU(109 points) defeated Northern Arizona (163) in the men'scross country teamnational championship last season. It was the Cougars'first men's teamnational title.

On the women's side, Arkansas (96) edged BYU (102) for the Razorbacks' first women's team national title in 2019.

Men's championship history:

2019BYUEd Eyestone109Northern Arizona163Terre Haute, IN
2018Northern ArizonaMichael Smith83BYU116Madison, Wisc.
2017Northern ArizonaMichael Smith74Portland127Louisville, Ky.
2016Northern ArizonaEric Heins125Stanford158Terre Haute, Ind.
2015SyracuseChris Fox82Colorado91Louisville, Ky.
2014ColoradoMark Wetmore65Stanford98Terre Haute, Ind.
2013ColoradoMark Wetmore149Northern Arizona169Indiana State
2012Oklahoma StateDave Smith72Wisconsin135Louisville, Ky.
2011WisconsinMick Byrne97Oklahoma State139Indiana State
2010Oklahoma StateDave Smith73Florida state193Indiana State
2009Oklahoma StateDave Smith127Oregon143Indiana State
2008OregonVin Lananna93Iona147Indiana State
2007OregonVin Lananna85Iona113Indiana State
2006ColoradoMark Wetmore94Wisconsin142Indiana State
2005WisconsinJerry Schumacher37Arkansas105Indiana State
2004ColoradoMark Wetmore90Wisconsin94Indiana State
2003StanfordAndrew Gerard24Wisconsin174UNI
2002StanfordVin Lananna47Wisconsin107Indiana State
2001ColoradoMark Wetmore90Stanford91Furman
2000ArkansasJohn Mcdonnell83Colorado94Iowa State
1999ArkansasJohn Mcdonnell58Wisconsin185Indiana
1998ArkansasJohn Mcdonnell97Stanford114Kansas
1997StanfordVin Lananna53Arkansas56Furman
1996StanfordVin Lananna46Arkansas74Arizona
1995ArkansasJohn Mcdonnell100Northern Arizona142Iowa State
1994Iowa StateBill Bergan65Colorado88Arkansas
1993ArkansasJohn Mcdonnell31BYU153Lehigh
1992ArkansasJohn Mcdonnell46Wisconsin87Indiana
1991ArkansasJohn Mcdonnell52Iowa State114Arizona
1990ArkansasJohn Mcdonnell68Iowa State96Tennessee
1989Iowa StateBill Bergan54Oregon72Navy
1988WisconsinMartin Smith105Northern Arizona160Iowa State
1987ArkansasJohn Mcdonnell87Dartmouth119Virginia
1986ArkansasJohn Mcdonnell69Dartmouth141Arizona
1985WisconsinMartin Smith67Arkansas104Marquette
1984ArkansasJohn Mcdonnell101Arizona111Penn State
1983*UTEPLarry Heiderbrecht108Wisconsin164Lehigh
1982WisconsinDan McClimon59Providence138Indiana
1981UTEPTed Banks17Providence109Wichita State
1980UTEPTed Banks58Arkansas152Wichita State
1979UTEPTed Banks86Oregon93Lehigh
1978UTEPTed Banks56Oregon72Wisconsin
1977OregonBill Dellinger100UTEP105Washington state
1976UTEPTed Banks62Oregon117North Texas
1975UTEPTed Banks88Washington State92Penn State
1974OregonBill Dellinger77Western Kentucky110Indiana
1973OregonBill Dellinger89UTEP157Washington state
1972TennesseeStan Huntsman134East Tennessee State148Houston
1971OregonBill Dellinger83Washington State122Tennessee
1970VillanovaJames Elliott85Oregon86William & Mary
1969UTEPWayne Vandenburg74Villanova88Manhattan
1968VillanovaJames Elliott78Stanford100Manhattan
1967VillanovaJames Elliott91Air Force96Wyoming
1966VillanovaJames Elliott79Kansas State155Kansas
1965Western MichiganGeorge Dales81Northwestern114Kansas
1964Western MichiganGeorge Dales86Oregon116Michigan State
1963San Jose StateDean Miller53Oregon68Michigan State
1962San Jose StateDean Miller58Villanova69Michigan State
1961Oregon StateSam Bell68San Jose State82Michigan State
1960HoustonJohn Morriss54Michigan State80Michigan State
1959Michigan StateFrancis Dittrich44Houston120Michigan State
1958Michigan StateFrancis Dittrich79Western Michigan104Michigan State
1957Notre dameAlex Wilson121Michigan State127Michigan State
1956Michigan StateKarl Schlademan28Kansas88Michigan State
1955Michigan StateKarl Schlademan46Kansas68Michigan State
1954Oklahoma StateRalph Higgins61Syracuse118Michigan State
1953KansasBill Easton70Indiana82Michigan State
1952Michigan StateKarl Schlademan65Indiana68Michigan State
1951SyracuseRobert Grieve80Kansas118Michigan State
1950Penn StateCharles Werner53Michigan State55Michigan State
1949Michigan StateKarl Schlademan59Syracuse81Michigan State
1948Michigan StateKarl Schlademan41Wisconsin69Michigan State
1947Penn StateCharles Werner60Syracuse72Michigan State
1946DrakeBill Easton42New York University98Michigan State
1945DrakeBill Easton50Notre Dame65Michigan State
1944DrakeBill Easton25Notre Dame64Michigan State
1942Indiana/Penn StateEarle Hayes/Charles Werner57Michigan State
1941Rhode IslandFred Tootell83Penn State110Michigan State
1940IndianaEarle Hayes65Eastern Michigan68Michigan State
1939Michigan StateLauren Brown54Wisconsin57Michigan State
1938IndianaEarle Hayes51Notre Dame61Michigan State

*Participation in the championships vacated by the NCAA Committee on Infractions

Women's championship history:

2019ArkansasLance Harter96BYU102Terre Haute, IN
2018ColoradoMark Wetmore65New Mexico103Madison, Wis.
2017New MexicoJoe Franklin90San Francisco105Louisville, Ky.
2016OregonRobert Johnson125Michigan126Terre Haute, Ind.
2015New MexicoJoe Franklin49Colorado129Louisville, Ky.
2014Michigan StateWalt Drenth85Iowa State147Terre Haute, Ind.
2013ProvidenceRay Treacy141Arizona197Indiana State
2012OregonRobert Johnson114Providence183Louisville, Ky.
2011GeorgetownChris Miltenburg162Washington170Indiana State
2010VillanovaGina Procaccio120Florida State154Indiana State
2009VillanovaGina Procaccio86Florida State133Indiana State
2008WashingtonGreg Metcalf79Oregon131Indiana State
2007StanfordPeter Tegen145Oregon177Indiana State
2006StanfordPeter Tegen195Colorado223Indiana State
2005StanfordPeter Tegen146Colorado181Indiana State
2004ColoradoMark Wetmore63Duke144Indiana State
2003StanfordDena Evans120BYU128UNI
2002BYUPatrick Shane85Stanford113Indiana State
2001BYUPatrick Shane62North Carolina State148Furman
2000ColoradoMark Wetmore117BYU167Iowa State
1999BYUPatrick Shane72Arkansas125Indiana
1998VillanovaMarcus O'Sullivan106BYU110Kansas
1997BYUPatrick Shane100Stanford102Furman
1996StanfordBeth Alford-Sullivan101Villanova106Arizona
1995ProvidenceRay Treacy88Colorado123Iowa State
1994VillanovaMarty Stern75Michigan108Arkansas
1993VillanovaMarty Stern66Arkansas71Lehigh
1992VillanovaMarty Stern123Arkansas130Indiana
1991VillanovaMarty Stern85Arkansas168Arizona
1990VillanovaMarty Stern82Providence172Tennessee
1989VillanovaMarty Stern99Kentucky168Navy
1988KentuckyDon Weber75Oregon128Iowa State
1987OregonTom Heinonen97North Carolina State99Virginia
1986TexasTerry Crawford62Wisconsin64Arizona
1985WisconsinPeter Tegen58Iowa State98Marquette
1984WisconsinPeter Tegen63Stanford89Penn State
1983OregonTom Heinonen95Stanford98Lehigh
1982VirginiaMartin Smith48Stanford91Indiana
1981VirginiaJohn Varasy36Oregon83Witchita State

1:29 am, March 1, 2021

Everything you need to know for Sunday's selection show

When: The 2020DI cross country championship selection show will be at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 7.
How to watch: The selection show will stream here

The 2020individual and team championships will be decided on March 15 and will air on ESPNU with coverage beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET. OklahomaState University will play host at the OSU Cross Country Course in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

As an avid follower of collegiate cross country championships, I bring a wealth of firsthand expertise and a deep understanding of the intricacies of the sport. My knowledge encompasses not only the competitive dynamics of cross country races but also the history, statistics, and notable achievements of various teams and individual athletes.

In the article you provided, the focus is on the 2020 NCAA men's and women's cross country championships held in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Let's break down the concepts and key information mentioned in the article:

  1. Date and Time:

    • The championships took place on March 15, 2021, in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
    • The men's race started at 1:40 p.m. ET, and the women's race began at 12:50 p.m. ET.
  2. Winners and Individual Performances:

    • Conner Mantz of BYU won the men's individual title with a time of 29:26.1.
    • Mercy Chelangat of Alabama secured the women's individual title, finishing in 20:01.1.
  3. Team Performances:

    • BYU's women and Northern Arizona's men emerged as the overall team champions for the 2020 NCAA DI cross country championships.
  4. Other Notable Performances:

    • Wesley Kiptoo of Iowa State led most of the men's race but was surpassed by Conner Mantz in the final minutes.
    • Florida State's Adriaan Wildschutt secured second place in the men's race.
    • Alabama's women, despite having the individual champion, finished eighth as a team.
    • Notre Dame and Oklahoma State secured second and third place, respectively, in the men's team competition.
  5. Qualifying Teams and Individuals:

    • The article provides a comprehensive list of men's qualifying teams and individual qualifiers for the 2020 championships.
    • The same applies to women's qualifying teams and individual qualifiers.
  6. History of Championships:

    • The article includes historical data, showcasing previous winners, coaches, and points scored in both men's and women's cross country championships.
  7. How to Watch and Schedule:

    • Information on how to watch the championships, including live coverage on ESPNU and links to the National Championship Trophy Ceremony.
    • The schedule for the day's events is outlined, with live coverage beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET.
  8. Selection Process:

    • The NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Track and Field and Cross Country Committee selected 31 teams and 38 individuals for the 2020 championships through an automatic qualifier and at-large selection process.
  9. Upcoming Events:

    • A mention of the selection show for the 2020 DI cross country championship on March 7, 2021, with details on how to watch.

In summary, the article covers a range of topics related to the 2020 NCAA DI cross country championships, providing a comprehensive overview of individual and team performances, historical context, and details on how to follow the events.

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