Yes, Conference champions definitely get in no matter what. If you go to theofficial NCAA list of men's qualifers
you'll see, for example, that there are 93 qualifiers for the100. 84 of them have run the requisite 10.50 or better; the last 9 (all w/ CC at the end) are in as Conference winners.
The women's URL, by the way, is
And if you go to compiler Bob Podkaminer's home page, you'll be able to navigate your way to find the Q lists split out for each Regional.