NCAA Cross Country Championships
Men’s Historical Overview

(updated through 2013 meet)

Year Date Edition Host Distance Course Weather/Notes # Teams # Finishers
1938 28-Nov 1 Michigan State 4 mi. Michigan State Four-Mile Course 39°, 20mph wind 6 50
1939 20-Nov 2 Michigan State 4 mi. Michigan State Four-Mile Course 46°, 12mph wind 9 67
1940 25-Nov 3 Michigan State 4 mi. Michigan State Four-Mile Course 30°, 7mph wind 10 90
1941 24-Nov 4 Michigan State 4 mi. Michigan State Four-Mile Course 32°, 10mph wind 14 94
1942 21-Nov 5 Michigan State 4 mi. Michigan State Four-Mile Course 39°, 10mph wind 9 63
1943 no meet (wartime cancellation)
1944 25-Nov 6 Michigan State 4 mi. Michigan State Four-Mile Course 36°, 9mph wind 6 43
1945 24-Nov 7 Michigan State 4 mi. Michigan State Four-Mile Course 28°, 11mph wind 8 72
1946 25-Nov 8 Michigan State 4 mi. Michigan State Four-Mile Course 30°, 10mph wind 20 147
1947 24-Nov 9 Michigan State 4 mi. Michigan State Four-Mile Course 27°, 5mph, 7" snow 20 152
1948 22-Nov 10 Michigan State 4 mi. Michigan State Four-Mile Course 39°, 15mph wind 18 131
1949 28-Nov 11 Michigan State 4 mi. Michigan State Four-Mile Course 35°, 28mph wind 18 131
1950 27-Nov 12 Michigan State 4 mi. Michigan State Four-Mile Course 25°, 15mph wind, flooded course 9 66
1951 26-Nov 13 Michigan State 4 mi. Michigan State Four-Mile Course 32°, 22mph wind 18 122
1952 24-Nov 14 Michigan State 4 mi. Michigan State Four-Mile Course 40°, 9mph wind 13 97
1953 23-Nov 15 Michigan State 4 mi. Michigan State Four-Mile Course 42°, 20mph wind 11 99
1954 22-Nov 16 Michigan State 4 mi. Michigan State Four-Mile Course 39°, 6mph wind 16 115
1955 28-Nov 17 Michigan State 4 mi. Michigan State Four-Mile Course 12°, 23mph wind 9 81
1956 26-Nov 18 Michigan State 4 mi. Michigan State Four-Mile Course 29°, 18mph wind, light snow 14 115
1957 25-Nov 19 Michigan State 4 mi. Michigan State Four-Mile Course 26°, 12mph wind 17 124
1958 24-Nov 20 Michigan State 4 mi. Michigan State Four-Mile Course 33°, 12mph wind, 2" snow 14 106
1959 23-Nov 21 Michigan State 4 mi. Michigan State Four-Mile Course 52°, 21mph wind 13 113
1960 21-Nov 22 Michigan State 4 mi. Michigan State Four-Mile Course 46°, 14mph wind 12 99
1961 27-Nov 23 Michigan State 4 mi. Michigan State Four-Mile Course 32°, 15mph wind 17 134
1962 26-Nov 24 Michigan State 4 mi. Michigan State Four-Mile Course 43°, 1mph wind 14 136
1963 26-Nov 25 Michigan State 4 mi. Michigan State Four-Mile Course 47°, 13mph wind 21 166
1964 23-Nov 26 Michigan State 4 mi. Michigan State Four-Mile Course 36°, 17mph wind, snow on ground 23 180
1965 22-Nov 27 Kansas 6 mi. Univ. of Kansas course 57°, 10mph wind 18 148
1966 21-Nov 28 Kansas 6 mi. Univ. of Kansas course 58°, 15mph wind 25 189
1967 27-Nov 29 Wyoming 6 mi. Laramie Country Club 25°, 6mph wind, Alt 7193'-7271' 14 112
1968 25-Nov 30 Manhattan 6 mi. Van Cortlandt Park 47°, 15mph wind 24 217
1969 24-Nov 31 Manhattan 6 mi. Van Cortlandt Park 45°, 10mph wind, sunny 29 254
1970 23-Nov 32 William & Mary 6 mi. Kingsmill Course 49°, nice 39 305
1971 22-Nov 33 Tennessee 6 mi. Fox Den, Knoxville 35°, clear, cool 30 285
1972 20-Nov 34 Houston 6 mi. Glenbrook Golf Course 46°, cloudy, course wet 27 241
1973 19-Nov 35 Washington State 6 mi. Hangman Valley Golf Course 38°, clear, sunny 22 210
1974 25-Nov 36 Indiana 6 mi. Indiana U. Golf Course 40°, 10mph wind 28 250
1975 24-Nov 37 Penn State 6 mi. Penn State Blue Golf Course 36°, calm 32 268
1976 22-Nov 38 North Texas 10K University Golf Course 50°, 5mph wind 34 298
1977 21-Nov 39 Washington State 10K Hangman Valley Golf Course 15°, 10mph wind 29 255
1978 20-Nov 40 Wisconsin 10K Yahara Hills Golf Course 33°, 10mph wind 29 241
1979 19-Nov 41 Lehigh 10K Saucon Valley Fields 50°, light breeze 29 237
1980 24-Nov 42 Wichita State 10K Echo Hills Golf Course 37°, 10mph wind 29 243
1981 23-Nov 43 Wichita State 10K Echo Hills Golf Course 55°, 15mph wind 23 191
1982 22-Nov 44 Indiana 10K Indiana U. Cross Country Course 50°, 5mph wind 22 176
1983 21-Nov 45 Lehigh 10K Murray Goodman XC Course 50°, 10mph wind 22 182
1984 19-Nov 46 Penn State 10K Penn State Blue Golf Course 34°, damp 22 149
1985 25-Nov 47 Marquette 10K Dretzka Park 33°, 15mph wind 22 181
1986 24-Nov 48 Arizona 10K Canada Hills Country Club 55°, light breeze 22 173
1987 23-Nov 49 Virginia 10K Foxfield Course 45°, sunny 22 180
1988 21-Nov 50 Iowa State 10K Jester Park Golf Course 28°, 9mph wind, clear 22 184
1989 20-Nov 51 Navy 10K Naval Academy course 48°, 15mph wind 22 181
1990 19-Nov 52 Tennessee 10K Pine Lakes Golf Course 50°, breeze 22 181
1991 25-Nov 53 Arizona 10K El Conquistador Country Club 65°, dry 22 177
1992 23-Nov 54 Indiana 10K Indiana U. Cross Country Course 41°, 12mph wind 22 179
1993 22-Nov 55 Lehigh 10K Murray Goodman XC Course 50°, no wind 22 182
1994 21-Nov 56 Arkansas 10K Prairie Grove Battlefield Park 47°, light breeze 22 178
1995 20-Nov 57 Iowa State 10K campus course 40°, 25mph wind 22 177
1996 25-Nov 58 Arizona 10K Dell Urich Golf Course 64°, light wind 22 173
1997 24-Nov 59 Furman 10K Furman Univ. Golf Course 48°, 10mph wind, clear 22 179
1998 23-Nov 60 Kansas 10K Rim Rock Farm 60°, sunny 31 247
1999 22-Nov 61 Indiana 10K Indiana U. Cross Country Course 60°, humid 31 248
2000 20-Nov 62 Iowa State 10K Iowa State campus 18°, 20mph wind, wind chill 2° 31 253
2001 19-Nov 63 Furman 10K Furman Univ. Golf Course 50°, heavily-soaked course 31 244
2002 25-Nov 64 Indiana State 10K LaVern Gibson Course 34°, sunny, light wind 31 251
2003 24-Nov 65 Northern Iowa 10K Irv Warren Golf Course 21°, windy, dusting of snow 31 254
2004 23-Nov 66 Indiana State 10K LaVern Gibson Course 48°, light breeze 30 242
2005 21-Nov 67 Indiana State 10K LaVern Gibson Course 37°, 15mph wind 31 253
2006 20-Nov 68 Indiana State 10K LaVern Gibson Course 50°, muddy, soaked course 31 250
2007 19-Nov 69 Indiana State 10K LaVern Gibson Course 46°, light wind 31 250
2008 24-Nov 70 Indiana State 10K LaVern Gibson Course 40°, windy, rainy 31 252
2009 23-Nov 71 Indiana State 10K LaVern Gibson Course 45°, light breeze 31 250
2010 22-Nov 72 Indiana State 10K LaVern Gibson Course 63°, wind steady 20mph 31 246
2011 21-Nov 73 Indiana State 10K LaVern Gibson Course 45°, light wind, light rain 31 252
2012 17-Nov 74 Louisville 10K E.P. 'Tom' Sawyer State Park 50°, 5mph wind, clear 31 245
2013 23-Nov 75 Indiana State 10K * LaVern Gibson Course 30°, 20-30mph wind 31 253

                                                   * 115m short (start line moved due to standing water)

NCAA Division I Cross Country All-America Criteria Over the Years
1938-1967 Top 15 finishers at the NCAA Championships
1968-1971 Top 25 finishers at the NCAA Championships
1972-1973 Top 25 finishers at the NCAA Championships, to include the top 25 University Division/Division I finishers
1974-1997 Top 25 finishers at the NCAA Championships, to include the top 25 Division I U.S.-born finishers
1998-2004 Top 30 finishers at the NCAA Championships, to include the top 30 U.S.-born finishers
2005-2007 Top 30 finishers at the NCAA Championships, to include the top 30 U.S.-born finishers; must be from USTFCCCA member programs
2008-present Top 40 finishers at the NCAA Championships; must be from USTFCCCA member programs