THE FLATS – Georgia Tech women’s cross country will continue its impressive run when it heads to Madison, Wisc. to compete in the 2018 NCAA Cross Country Championship, the selection committee announced today.
The 30th-ranked Yellow Jackets were selected as one of 13 at-large team in the NCAA’s inaugural national selection show after a fourth-place finish at the NCAA South Regionals on Nov. 9. The performance marked the team’s best finish since 2001 when Tech won the regional.
“It is another great day to be a Yellow Jacket with the women receiving an at-large bid into next week’s NCAA Championship,” head coach Alan Drosky said. “Their body of work this fall, from the first week of practice through every competition, has earned them this accomplishment and the opportunity to represent Georgia Tech on the biggest stage in our sport. Seven strong women will stand on the starting line in Madison, but it is truly a total team effort. Every student-athlete in our program, our coaches and support staff, and our administration, all have played a significant role in creating a positive team culture and a high level of expectation. My message to the women now is let’s celebrate the heck out of this achievement today, and then let’s get back to preparation starting with a long run early tomorrow morning.”
The appearance on the national stage will also be the first for Georgia Tech since 2001, when the Jackets were competing in their second-straight Nationals competition.
The 2018 NCAA Cross Country Championships will take place at the Thomas Zimmer Champion Course in Madison, Wisc. on Nov. 17. The women’s final will be held at 11:45 p.m. ET. Coverage of the championships will be available for streaming at FloTrack.