INDIANAPOLIS - The Fort Hays State men's cross country team will compete in the 2019 NCAA Division II Cross Country National Championships after earning an at-large bid, announced Monday (Nov. 11) by the NCAA. The Tigers will compete against 33 other schools for a national title on Saturday, Nov. 23 in Sacramento, Calif. The 10-kilometer championship race is scheduled to begin at 1:15 p.m. CT (11:15 a.m. PT) from the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex.
It is the Tigers' fifth trip to the national meet since joining the NCAA in 1991, and their first appearance since 2002. Fort Hays State was one of five teams from the Central Region selected after finishing fourth at the regional championships over the weekend,
In Fort Hays State's four previous trips to the national meet, the Tigers have placed 13th in 1994, 10th in 1997, 21st in 2001 and 10th in 2002.
Fort Hays State last sent a team to the national meet in 2016 when the women's team qualified for the third time in team history.
The men were last represented in the National Championships in 2015 when Corey Keehn qualified as an individual for the third time in his career. Keehn earned All-America honors as a senior in 2015 after a 13th-place finish.
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