No. 2 NC State and No. 5 North Carolina will enter Friday’s 2023 NCAA DI Southeast Regional Cross Country Championships as the top teams. You can follow all the live updates and results from the Milliken Research Center. The University of South Carolina Upstate will host the event.
The meet will begin with the women’s 6K race at 11:00 a.m. ET, followed by the men’s 10K at 12:00 p.m. ET. Expect all the frontrunners to be primed and ready when they take the course in Spartanburg, S.C. Box Assignments | Follow Live Results
NC State’s women have won five straight 2023 NCAA DI Southeast Regional titles entering Friday’s meeting. Looking beyond the defending national champion sweeping to a sixth consecutive team crown is hard.
The Wolfpack will be led by defending champion Katelyn Tuohy, who ran a time of 19:49.1 to win the individual title last year. She paced home teammates Kelsey Chmiel and Samantha Bush—who finished second and third, respectively, in 2022 and have returned this year.
After a late start to the season, Tuohy secured her second-straight individual ACC Championship women’s 6k title, posting 19:22.8. She is the favorite to win back-to-back regional titles on Friday.
Along with the above trio, NC State will look to the likes of Leah Stephens, Quarzo, and Grace Hartman, who each took home All-ACC honors at the conference championship to help Laurie Henes’s team win another regional crown.
On the men’s side, No. 13 Virginia will aim to win its first regional team title since 2019, but the Cavaliers will have their hands full coming up against the nationally fifth-ranked North Carolina team.
The men’s lineup also features No. 14 Furman, No. 28 Eastern Kentucky, and No. 30 and defending champion Wake Forest.
The Tar Heels won their first ACC title since 1985, beating some top teams, and they will seek to maintain their form this week.