Missouri Qualifiers for Today's NAIA XC Nationals

The junior college national championships were held last week while the NCAA Division I, II, and III national meets are tomorrow, but between those meets, the first of four 4-year college national championships are today. The 2023 NAIA National Cross Country Championships kick off the 68th edition of the meet in Vancouver, Washington today. It's the 7th-time the meet has been hosted in the Portland, Oregon suburb.

Athletes and teams earned automatic qualifying spots in the meet from conference meet performances while at-large berths were also handed out. Thirty-six men's and women's teams qualified for the meet along with 85 individual men and 88 individual women.

Twenty-three teams per gender qualified automatically, while 12 at-large berths and another host berth were awarded. 

The women's 6k starts at 12:30 p.m. CST in Missouri or 10:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time in Washington.

Meet Info and Women Qualifiers
Meet Info and Mens Qualifiers

Missouri Women's Race Qualifiers

AMC (American Midwest Conference)

Missouri Baptist -AMC Champions
Mia Reed,
Jr. Washington, MO. Washington HS
Adrienne Rockette So. Dardeene Prairie, MO. Liberty-Wentzville HS
Gracie Kopala
Sr. Liberty, MO. Liberty North HS
Haley Hernandez
Patton, MO. Meadow Height HS
Brooke Heberer
Jr. Chesterfield, MO. Parkway West HS
Angela Ward
Fr. Imperial, MO. Seckman HS
Lililan Harris
So. Granite City, Il. Granite City HS
Mattie Noyes
So. Troy, IL. Triad HS
Allison Brumfield
Fr. O'Fallon, MO. Ft. Zumwalt West

William Woods University
Mekayla Gibson Jr. Owensville, MO. Owensville HS
Mary Grover Sr. Ashland, MO. Southern Boone County HS
Crystal Ruden So. Urbandale, IA. Urbandale HS

Cottey College
Madalenn Fee, Palmyra, NY. Red Jacket HS.

HAC (Heart of American Conference)

Benedictine College (KS) HAC Champs

Brooke Allen Baker (Kan.)
Abby Knepper Mount Mercy (Iowa)
Abigail Alred MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)
J'Lyn Knutson Mount Mercy (Iowa) 
Rory Bickler Clarke (Iowa) 
Jaycie Franco Clarke (Iowa

Continental Athletic Conference (Independents)

College of the Ozarks
Emily Staal Sr. Central City, IA. Central City HS
Rebecca Loya Sr. Springfield, MO. Hillcrest HS
Keena Goze Fr. Rogers, AR.
Trinity Sadosky Jr. Austin, AR. Cabot HS
Sarah Alferink So. Holland, MI. Black River Public School
Lauren Cowden Sr. Batesville, AR. Batesville HS
Naomi Foskett Sr. Lake Villa, IL.

KCAC (Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference


Macy Kopp, Evangel University So., Nixa, MO. Nixa HS

Natalia Quiroz Oklahoma Wesleyan
Josie Koppes Kansas Wesleyan
Madisyn Ehrlich Kansas Wesleyan
Chloe Clevenger McPherson (Kan.)
Charlee Lind Kansas Wesleyan

Missouri Men's Race Qualifiers

AMC (American Midwest Conference)

William Woods University - AMC Champions

Landon Dunlap 5th-yr Sr. Jefferson City, Jeff  City HS
Jenson Starr
Sr. Jefferson City, Helias Catholic HS
Blaine Brodersen Fr. Stover, MO. Stover HS
Ian Schwierjohn
Jr. St. Charles, MO. Orchard Farm HS
Dustin Russell Jr. Mokane, MO. South Callaway HS
Kyle Hagemeyer Fr. Jefferson City, MO. Calvary Lutheran
Frederic Zheng
Sr. Owensville, MO. Owensville HS
Chase Tennyson Jr. St. Peters, MO. Francis Howell Central HS

AMC Individuals:

Missouri Baptist University:
Donovan Denslow
Eolia, MO. Clopton HS
David Fletcher St. Louis, MO. Lindbergh HS

Columbia College:
Will Cherrington Columbia, MO. Hickman HS
Dylan Carney Fr. Northwich, United Kingdom,

HAC (Heartland Athletic Conference)

Benedictine College (KS) HAC Champions

HAC Individuals:

Brandon Williams William Penn (Iowa)
Lukas Mehl Park University (Mo.) Broich, Wurselen, Germany
Ryan Clancy Mount Mercy (Iowa) 
D'Artagnon Beaver William Penn (Iowa) 
Ryan Mitchell Mount Mercy (Iowa)
Max Finley William Penn (Iowa)

KCAC (Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference)

Evangel University
Joshua Rust Fr., Wanship, Utah, North Summit HS

Continental Athletic Conference (Independents)
College of the Ozarks
Tanner Bailey
So. Piedmont, OK. Piedmont HS
Drew Rose So. Waterloo, IL. Waterloo HS