Nov. 15, 1999
TEMPE, Ariz. - Arizona State's men and women each received at large bids to the NCAA Cross Country Championships, the NCAA announced Monday. For the Sun Devil men, it is the first national championship bid in school history while it is the second straight for ASU's women. The NCAA Championships are Monday, November 22, in Bloomington, Ind.
ASU virtually locked up one of the 13 at-large spots in each field Saturday, as both the men and women finished third at the NCAA West Regional, the best finish in school history. The West Regional was considered the best in the country by the NCAA Cross Country Championship Committee, which selected four at-large teams in addition to the two automatic bids from the West for both the men and women. The Pac-10 is represented by six women's and four men's teams.
ASU's women finished 23rd at last year's NCAA Championships, the first appearance in school history. They have been ranked all year long, are currently rated 10th and have been as high as third. ASU's men climbed into the national rankings for the first time in school history this year and are currently ranked 15th after climbing as high as ninth.
NCAA Cross Country Championships Monday, November 22, 1999 Bloomington, Indiana
Women's Field Arizona* Arizona State* Arkansas Boston College* Boston University* Brown Bucknell* BYU Colorado Duke* Florida Georgetown Kansas State Michigan* Michigan State Minnesota* Missouri Nebraska* North Carolina North Carolina State Northern Arizona* Notre Dame* Oregon* Providence South Florida Stanford Texas UCLA* Villanova Washington Wisconsin
Men's Field Alabama Arizona Arizona State* Arkansas BYU* Cal Poly SLO* Colorado Darmouth* Georgetown Iona James Madison* Michigan* Minnesota Missouri North Carolina State Northern Arizona* Notre Dame Oklahoma State* Oregon* Portland* Princeton* Providence Rice* Southern Mississippi Southern Utah Stanford Texas A&M Villanova Weber State* William & Mary Wisconsin
*At Large Berth