Heading into the NCAA III Central Regional that will be hosted by Carleton College on Saturday, Nov. 12, the U. S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association has released the final regional polls of the year. The Luther College women are ranked 9th in the Central Region.
The top two teams from each of the eight regions will earn automatic bids to the NCAA III National Cross Country Championships for a total of 16. The final 16 teams will be selected as at-large bids, with no limit on the number of teams selected per region, and will be announced Sunday, Nov. 13.
Also, the top seven individuals not on a national qualifying team from each region will qualify for the NCAA III National Championships.
The 2016 NCAA Division III Cross Country National Championships will be held Saturday, Nov. 19, at the E.P. Tom Sawyer Park, Louisville, Kentucky.