Roberts Qualifies For NCAA Championship

Emma Roberts
Emma Roberts

Benedictine University's Emma Roberts qualified for the NCAA Division III Women's Cross Country Championship as the NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Track and Field and Cross Country Committee announced the team and individual qualifiers Sunday.

In order to be eligible to participate in the championships, teams and individuals must qualify in their respective NCAA regions.

Fifty-six individuals, the first seven student-athletes from each region who are not a part of a qualifying team, were selected to participate in each championship. Roberts, who won the 2017 Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Championship two weeks ago, finished 17th at the NCAA Division III Midwest Regional with a time of 21:27.5, a record time for a NACC finisher at the Regional.

Principia College is hosting the championships November 18 at the North Farm Facility in Elsah, Illinois. The men's race will begin at 11 a.m. followed by the women's race at 12:15 p.m.

NCAA cross country fans can watch the live stream of the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships as FloTrack Pro subscribers for a monthly price of $19.99 or an annual price of $150. The subscription will include access to all FloTrack live broadcasts, video on demand from all events, documentaries, technique videos and more. Coverage of the championships will be available starting at 11 a.m. until the conclusion of the awards ceremony, Saturday, November 18, and can be accessed at