Twelve ACC cross-country teams on their way to the NCAA championships

GREENSBORO, NC ( – Twelve teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference are scheduled to compete in the 2022 NCAA Cross Country Championships next Saturday (Nov. 19) at the Greiner Family OSU Course in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Races will stream live on ESPNU and the ESPN app starting at 10:00 a.m. ET.

Nine ACC teams (five women and four men) have automatically earned spots in the NCAA championships by finishing first or second in their respective Regionals during Friday’s competition. The Virginia women and the NC State and Wake Forest men were announced as general team selections on Saturday.

Additionally, the following ACC runners from non-qualifying teams have earned individual vacancies in next weekend’s field:

Fearghal Curtin, Florida)
Lukas Henseler, Pitt
Zach Kinne, Duke
Antonio Lopez Segura, Virginia Tech
Jack Miller, Pitt
Ian Shanklin, State of NC

Liz Galarza, Georgia Tech
Amina Maatoug, Duke

ACC teams competing in the NCAA Finals are listed below along with their regional result, with asterisks indicating large selections:

Big lakes
First: Notre Dame
Second: Notre Dame

Second: Syracuse
First: Syracuse

Second: State of Florida

South East
First: NC condition
Second: North Carolina
Third: Virginia*
First: North Carolina
Second: Virginia
Third: Wachwald*
Fourth: NC condition*

Here are the full fields of the 2022 NCAA Cross Championships for men and women.

Please see here for the full summary of Friday’s NCAA action as covered by the USTFCCCA.

Defending champion NC State Women, whose 36 all-time NCAA championship spots are the most of any program nationally, entered the NCAA Regionals at the top of the USTFCCCA national rankings. The Wolfpack, which has held the top spot all season, is one of six nationally leading ACC teams currently ranked in the top 30 in the most recent poll.

Notre Dame, which took NC State to the top of the ACC championships last month before falling four points behind in the teams’ standings, is at No. 5, followed by No. 12 Virginia, No. 15 North Carolina, No. 24 Florida State and No. 26 Syracuse.

The ACC continues to lead all conferences with six teams ranked nationally in the USTFCCCA Men’s Coaches’ Poll, all ranking in the top 20. ACC Champion Wake Forest leads at No. 7, followed by Syracuse, No. 12 North Carolina, No. 13 Notre Dame, No. 15 NC State, and No. 19 Virginia.

The women’s 6K championship race begins next Saturday at 10:20 am Eastern Time, followed by the men’s 10K race at 11:10 am. Ticket information can be found here.