LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Senior standout Bryce Miller (Ashland, Wis.) will represent the UMKC men’s cross country team on the national stage when he battles in the NCAA Division I Cross Country National Championship meet in Louisville, Ky., on Saturday. The men’s 10-kilometer event is set for a 10:45 a.m. CT start.
“Being able to qualify and compete at any NCAA championship signifies hard work, but qualifying individually for cross country is extraordinary,” head coach Shameika McField shared. “Bryce is very deserving and has worked exceptionally hard throughout his years here. Thought he does not enjoy the 10K distance, he understands how it prepares him for the steeplechase during track season and makes him a more well-versed distance runner.
“His athletic resume will be filled with experience and he will go far in his running career. The NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships will be one more stop along the way and I know he will represent the program just fine like he always has.”
Miller paced the men’s squad at the 2017 NCAA Division I Midwest Regional Meet last weekend, punching his ticket to the national meet with a fifth-place finish overall in a field of 194 student-athletes with a personal best time of 29:15.0. Miller is just the third Roo in UMKC program history to earn a spot at the national meet.
The top 40 finishers at Saturday’s meet will be named U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Americans, while the top-15 in that field of runners will earn themselves NCAA All-American status.
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