NCAA has announced the NCAA Cross Country qualifiers, and Ivy League history has been made.
A total of 7 Ivy squads have earned the right to compete in Terre Haute, Ind. next Saturday. Dartmouth women, Columbia and Princeton men earned automatic berths yesterday at the Regional Meet. Today, NCAA has announced that the Dartmouth and Harvard men, and Cornell and Princeton women have been selected as at-large teams for the national championship race.
According to Brett’s research, Heps has twice produced four NCAA men team participants (1975 and 1976), but both included the Naval Academy when Heps was a 10-team conference. This is the first time four Ivy men teams have been included. The old mark of three happened five times in an eight-year span (1969-70-71-75-76). The most number of women squads to compete at NCAAs was 5 teams (Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth and Yale) back in 2001.
NCAA also announced their at-large individuals, which includes four undergraduates: Penn’s Thomas Awad and Cleo Whiting, Columbia’s Waverly Neer, and Yale’s Kevin Dooney.
Add in two alumni, Sammy Silva (New Mexico via Harvard) and Abbey Levene (Colorado via Princeton), there are a total of 55 Ivy athletes competing at NCAAs next Saturday.
Congrats to the HepsNation student athletes.