1982 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships

The 1982 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships were the 44th annual NCAA Men's Division I Cross Country Championship and the 2nd annual NCAA Women's Division I Cross Country Championship to determine the team and individual national champions of NCAA Division I men's and women's collegiate cross country running in the United States. In all, four different titles were contested: men's and women's individual and team championships.

1982 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships
OrganisersNCAA
Edition44th (Men)
2nd (Women)
DateNovember 22, 1982
Host cityBloomington, IN
Indiana University
LocationIU Championship Cross Country Course
Athletes participating176–Men
132–Women
308–Total
Distances10 km–Men
5 km–Women
1981
1983

Held on November 22, 1982, the combined meet was hosted by Indiana University at the IU Championship Cross Country Course in Bloomington, Indiana. The distance for the men's race was 10 kilometers (6.21 miles) while the distance for the women's race was 5 kilometers (3.11 miles).

The men's team national championship was retained again by Wisconsin Badgers, their first overall title. The individual championship was won by English runner Mark Scrutton, from Colorado, with a time of 30:12.60.[1]

The women's team national championship was again won by the Virginia Cavaliers, their second. The individual championship was won by Lesley Welch, also from Virginia, with a time of 16:39.7.[2]

Qualification

  • All Division I cross country teams were eligible to qualify for the meet through their placement at various regional qualifying meets. In total, 22 teams and 176 runners contested the men's championship while 16 teams and 132 runners contested the women's title.[3][4]

Men's title

  • Distance: 10,000 meters (6.21 miles)

Women's title

  • Distance: 5,000 meters (3.11 miles)

See also

References

  1. "NCAA Men's Division I Cross Country Championship" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. pp. 7–9. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
  2. "NCAA Women's Division I Cross Country Championship" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
  3. "1982 NCAA DI Cross Country Championships–Men's Results". MileSplit.com. Mile Split US. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
  4. "1982 NCAA DI Cross Country Championships–Women's Results". MileSplit.com. Mile Split US. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
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