BYU cross country ready for 2020 NCAA Cross Country Championships
PROVO, Utah – The BYU men’s and women’s cross country teams will compete at the 2020 NCAA Cross Country Championships on Monday, March 15 at the OSU Cross Country Course in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
- Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
- Course: OSU Cross Country Course
- Date: Monday, March 15
- Women’s 6K: 12:50 p.m. EDT
- Men’s 10K: 1:40 EDT
- Live Coverage: ESPNU/ESPN App (12:30 p.m. EDT)
- Live Results: Record Timing
- Closed to the general public
The BYU men’s squad enters the meet ranked No. 1 in the most recent U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association national poll. Winning the first national championship in the men’s program history in 2019, the Cougars will look to defend their title as they make their 22nd consecutive appearance at the championship meet.
The BYU women’s squad is ranked No. 2 in the latest USTFCCCA national poll. The Cougars were the national runner-ups in 2019, marking the program’s fourth consecutive top-12 finish at the championships. This year marks the sixth straight championship meet the women’s team has qualified for.
Both squads are coming off first-place finishes at the 2020 West Coast Conference Cross Country Championships. All-American Conner Mantz claimed the men’s individual title while leading the men’s squad to its sixth-straight WCC Championship. Anna Camp-Bennett and Aubrey Frentheway finished 2-3 to help the women’s squad win its third-straight league title.
The championships will be broadcast live on ESPNU and the ESPN App. This will be the first time the championships have been covered on live television since 2009.
The OSU Cross Country Course underwent a recent multi-million dollar renovation in preparation for the 2020 NCAA Cross Country Championships.
Construction of the course began on June 12, 2018 and was completed in late July 2019. The course was completely sodded and consists of just under one million square feet of Astro Bermuda grass. Carved throughout wooded areas and prairie with varying elevations, the course was also widened to 10-plus meters throughout. The new starting straightaway is 850 meters.
A run-through time-lapse of the men's course is available at the following link:
A run-through time-lapse of the women's course is available at the following link: