Morgan Earns Bid to NCAA Cross Country Championships
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas junior Jacob Morgan was selected to the NCAA Cross Country Championship field as an at-large participant it was announced Saturday. Morgan was one of 38 runners on non-automatic qualifying teams to be selected to the NCAA meet to be held in Terre Haute, Indiana on Saturday, Nov. 22.
Morgan, who hails from Topeka, Kansas, earned the spot by way of his All-Region performance at the NCAA Midwest Regional meet on Friday in Peoria, Illinois. Morgan clocked in with a 10K time of 30:17.6 to finish seventh overall. His finish earned him the fifth and final non-automatic qualifying spot out of the Midwest Region.
The junior will be the second Jayhawk in as many years to run at the NCAA Championships. Last season, Reid Buchanan was also a non-automatic selection and went on to finish 142nd in the race.
Morgan will take to the LaVern Gibson Championship Course on Saturday, Nov. 22 for the 10K race set to begin at 12 p.m. (CT). Follow Morgan’s progress by logging on to KUAthletics.com and following on Twitter at @KansasXC.