CWRU Cross Country Aims for Success at NCAA Championships

CWRU Cross Country Aims for Success at NCAA Championships

The Case Western Reserve University men's cross country team will be looking to make its presence felt on a national level when it travels to the Lake Breeze Golf Club in Winneconne, Wisconsin for the 2018 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships on Saturday, November 17th.  In addition, CWRU junior Madeline Lindemann will be representing the women's squad at the meet after receiving an invitation to compete individually at the NCAA Championships.

The women's 6K race is slated to start at 12:15 p.m. eastern time, while the men's 8K race will begin at 1:15 p.m. eastern time.  A live video webcast of the event is available at http://bit.ly/2wf0oil by signing up for a monthly subscription to FloTrack Pro for $29.99.  Live results for the meet will be available at http://www.deltatiming.com/results.aspx.  Fans can find out more information on the event by going to the official championship page at https://www.uwoshkoshtitans.com/news/2018-19/NCAACrossCountryWeek.

After finishing fourth at the NCAA Great Lakes Region Championships last Saturday and receiving one of the 16 at-large bids to the field, the CWRU men will be making their 11th appearance overall as a team, and their first since finishing 30th at the meet in 2012.  The Spartans' best finish as a team came in 1986, when the squad placed seventh at the NCAA Championships.

Set to compete for the Spartans on Saturday are senior Zach Roshon, juniors Tim Andrews, Andrew Green, David Hall, and Michael Klein, sophomore Trey Razanauskas, and freshman Spencer Weigand.  Senior Ben Resnick will serve as the team's alternate runner.  Razanauskas (13th place), Hall (16th place) and Roshon (34th place) each earned all-region honors following their finishes at last weekend's meet.

Lindemann will be making her first-ever appearance at the NCAA Championships, earning an individual invitation after finishing 10th at last Saturday's NCAA Great Lakes Region Championship.  She is the first CWRU woman to compete at the national meet since former Spartan Kelsey Aamoth did so as a senior in 2015.

A total of 32 men's and 32 women's teams will be competing at the meet, along with 56 individual qualifiers for each gender, totaling fields of 280 runners each.  The top-40 finishers in each race will earn All-America honors from the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

This marks the third time in the past eight years and the fourth time overall that the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh has served as the host of the NCAA Cross Country Championships.

A full recap of the Spartans' performances at the meet and results will be posted to athletics.case.edu following the completion of competition.