KANSAS CITY, MO. (Nov. 11, 2013) – The 32-team field and individual qualifiers for the NAIA Women's and Men's Cross-Country National Championships were announced by the national office Monday.
The Our Lady of the Lake University women's team qualified after placing first in the Red River Athletic Conference Championship Meet last Friday. In addition, men's cross-country's Jonathan Yanez qualified as an individual after he placed second in the meet. The men's team from the University of Texas at Brownsville will represent the conference at nationals.
The women's field is made up of 21 conference, independent and unaffiliated grouping champions; two conference, independent and unaffiliated grouping runners-up and nine at-large selections. The women's meet will take place on Saturday, Nov. 23 at Rim Rock Farm in Lawrence, Kan. The women's 5K race will begin at 11:45 a.m. CST.
The men's field is made up of 21 conference, independent and unaffiliated grouping champions; one conference, independent and unaffiliated grouping runner-up and 10 at-large selections. The men's meet will also take place prior to the women's race at 10:30 a.m. CST.
The NAIA Champions of Character program aims to instill five core values in NAIA athletes, coaches: respect, responsibility, integrity, servant leadership, and sportsmanship. Our Lady of the Lake University shares and supports these values and strives to promote the Champions of Character program by working with students, coaches through our Champions of Character educational program. For more information on the Champions of Character program, click here: www.championsofcharacter.org.
Luis A. Lárraga
Sports Information Assistant