Santa Barbara Athletics News
Nov 07, 2017
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The UC Santa Barbara men’s and women’s cross country teams will be mindful to pack a few extra layers of clothing this week for the NCAA West Regional Meet in Seattle coming up on Friday, November 10th at the Jefferson Park Golf Course. The meet will be hosted by the University of Washington with 30 plus teams in attendance on both the men’s and women’s sides vying for qualification to the NCAA Championships in Louisville, Kentucky on November 18th. The races will begin at 10:30 a.m. with the women’s 6k. The men, who will be shifting from the usual 8k distance to 10k, will begin at 11:30 a.m.
West Regional Meet Information
Live Results NCAA Qualifying Process for Nationals
31 team spots will be on the line with 9 different regional meets occurring across the country over the course of this weekend. 18 bids will be automatically assigned to the teams that finish within the top 2 spots in their region, while the last 13 will be selected at-large. Criteria for selection will be determined by regular season performance as well as placing on this weekend.
For individuals, 38 spots per gender are up for grabs as well for those who are not on a team with a secured national bid. The top 4 individuals from each region that are not on a qualifying team will be automatically selected, provided they finish top 25 overall in their race. This will leave 2 at-large spots per gender to be up for selection for nationals which, like the at-large team spots, will be selected based on regular season performance and regional placing.
The UCSB women are coming off a strong season which recently culminated in their first Big West Conference Championship title since 2010. Their current regional …