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Women Earn At-Large Bid To NCAA Championship

Nov 12, 2007

BOULDER  - University of Colorado women's cross country team earned an at-large bid to participate in the 2007 NCAA Cross Country Championships on Monday, Nov. 19, as announced by the NCAA to keep the Buffaloes streak of consecutive championships appearances alive.

The CU men earned an automatic bid to nationals by winning the 2007 NCAA Mountain Region Championship on Saturday, Nov. 10.

This will be the 16th straight year CU has sent both the men and women to the championship. The last time Colorado did not send a team was in 1991 when neither team qualified.


The women's team finished fourth at regionals behind Colorado State, Northern Arizona and BYU. The top two teams earn automatic bids to advance to nationals. This was the first time since 1992 that the Buffaloes did not finish in one of the top two spots and had to wait for the NCAA announcement. Colorado finished 20th at nationals that season.


The championship will be held in Terre Haute, Ind. for the fourth straight season and the fifth time in six years. It will take place at the La Vern Gibson Cross Country Course at the Wabash Valley Family Sports Center. The event will be televised live on CSTV starting at 12 p.m. EST.