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    Six SEC Teams Selected To NCAA Championships

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Six Southeastern Conference cross country teams and 10 additional individuals have been selected to participate in the 2012 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships on Saturday, Nov. 17 in Louisville, Ky., it was announced Saturday morning by the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Committee.

    The SEC men’s participating teams are Arkansas and Georgia, both automatic-qualifiers. SEC women’s teams Arkansas and Vanderbilt earned automatic-qualifying spots on Friday, while Florida and Georgia were chosen as at-large selections.

    The men’s individuals chosen to participate include: Jimmy Clark (Florida), James Hodges (Texas A&M), Henry Lelei (Texas A&M), Peter Okwera (Tennessee), Luis Orta (Kentucky), Mark Parrish (Florida) and Max Storms (Missouri). The women’s individuals selected for participation include: Katie Breathitt (Ole Miss), Cally Macumber (Kentucky) and Chelsea Oswald (Kentucky).

    Thirty-one teams were selected to participate in each championship. The top two, seven-person teams automatically qualified from each of the nine regions, for a total of 18 teams. Thirteen additional teams were selected at large.

    Thirty-eight individuals were selected to participate in each championship through an automatic qualifier and at-large selection process. All individual qualifiers finished top-25 in their respective regions.

    The University of Louisville will play host to the 2012 NCAA Cross Country Championships on Saturday, Nov. 17 at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park. The women’s race is slated for a 12 p.m. ET start, followed by the men’s race at 1:15 p.m. ET.

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    Men’s Participating Teams
    Arkansas

    BYU
    Colorado
    Columbia
    Duke
    Eastern Kentucky
    Florida State
    Georgetown
    Georgia
    Indiana
    Iona
    Michigan
    Michigan State
    New Mexico
    North Carolina
    Northern Arizona
    Notre Dame
    Oklahoma
    Oklahoma State
    Oregon
    Portland
    Princeton
    Stanford
    Syracuse
    Texas
    Tulsa
    UCLA
    Villanova
    Virginia
    Virginia Tech
    Wisconsin

    Women’s Participating Teams
    Arkansas

    Arizona
    Boston College
    Butler
    Connecticut
    Colorado
    Cornell
    Duke
    Florida
    Florida State
    Georgia
    Georgetown
    Harvard
    Iowa State
    Michigan
    Michigan State
    Minnesota
    New Mexico
    Notre Dame
    Oklahoma State
    Oregon
    Penn State
    Providence
    Stanford
    Texas
    Toledo
    Vanderbilt
    Villanova
    Washington
    Weber State
    William & Mary

    SEC Men’s Individual Qualifiers
    Jimmy Clark, Florida
    James Hodges, Texas A&M
    Henry Lelei, Texas A&M
    Peter Okwera, Tennessee
    Luis Orta, Kentucky
    Mark Parrish, Florida
    Max Storms, Missouri

    SEC Women’s Individual Qualifiers
    Katie Breathitt, Ole Miss
    Cally Macumber, Kentucky
    Chelsea Oswald, Kentucky