Men's cross country

  • Back-to-back Iowa Conference champions (2012, 2013)
  • Nine Iowa Conference MVPs
  • Four straight national meet berths
  • Placed 6th at 2013 NCAA meet

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2015 NCAA® Division III Central Region Men's and Women's Cross Country Championships

Central Cross Country Course

Race day

6k Course Map | 8k Course Map

2015 men's results

2014 men's results

2015 women's results

2014 women's results


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NCAA participant manual

Box draw


Course description

The 6,000-meter and 8,000-meter courses both follow the same loops until the final finish loop, from which the 6K will break off and the 8K will continue onto its third loop. Upon the 8K’s completion of the third loop it then follows the same final finish loop as the 6K. There are three loops on the course. A large loop, a small loop, and a finish loop. The 6K includes two large loops and a finish loop. The 8K includes two large loops, one small loop, and the finish loop.

The starting line
The starting line has room for 35 or more boxes of 2.5 meters each, and sits at the bottom of a gradual incline. There is a slight veer at 204 meters, and the first turn is 407 meters into the course.

The loops
The large loop includes two hills which are about 100 meters each and one hill that is approximately 200 meters long. The loop follows the tree line and prairie grass, and winds into a shaded wooded area that follows a creek bed. The course wraps around a practice softball field and continues along the tree line and prairie grass.

The small loop has one hill that is approximately 200 meters long. This loop follows about 80 percent of the large loop, but cuts out the section around the practice field.

The finish loop has one hill that is approximately 50 meters long.

Meet information

Meet director:
Alicia O'Brien
Office: 641-628-5434
obriena@central.edu

Facilities director:
Tim Wilkinson
Office: 641-628-5439
Cell: 641-629-0217
wilkinsont@central.edu

 

 

For participant information, please visit NCAA.org

 

Schedule

Friday, Nov. 13
Noon - 5 p.m.

Course Inspection/Practice

4 p.m.

Coaches Meeting - Vermeer Science Center Room 180

 

Saturday, Nov. 14
9 a.m.

Course opens

9:40 a.m. Begin women's clerking procedure
10:30 a.m. First gun fired (30 minutes to start)
10:35 a.m.

National anthem

10:40 a.m.

Second gun fired (20 minutes to start)
Women's competitors must report to assigned boxes.
End clerking procedure

10:50 a.m. Third gun fired (10 minutes to start)
11 a.m.

Women's 6,000-meter championship race

11:10 a.m. Begin men's clerking procedure
Noon First gun fired (30 minutes to start)
12:10 p.m. Second gun fired (20 minutes to start)
Men's competitors must report to assigned boxes.
End men's clerking procedure
12:20 p.m. Third gun fired (10 minutes to start)
12:30 p.m. Men's 8,000-meter championship race
1:45 p.m. Awards ceremony

 

Regional sites

Atlantic Regional - Castile, N.Y. Host--SUNY-Geneseo

Central Regional - Pella, Iowa Host--Central College

Great Lakes Regional - Terre Haute, Ind. Host--Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Mideast Regional - Newville, Pa., Dickinson College

Midwest Regional - Rock Island, Ill. Host--Augustana College

New England Regional - Waterford, Conn. Host--Connecticut College

South/Southeast Regional - Kernstown, Va. Host--Shenandoah University

West Regional - Claremont, Calif. Host--Occidental College

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