1950 NCAA Cross Country Championships

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1950 NCAA Cross Country Championships
OrganisersNCAA
Edition12th
DateNovember 27, 1950
Host cityEast Lansing, MI
Michigan State College
LocationForest Akers East Golf Course
Athletes participating66
Distances4 miles (6.4 km)
1949
1951

The 1950 NCAA Cross Country Championships were the 12th annual cross country meet to determine the team and individual national champions of men's collegiate cross country running in the United States.

Since the current multi-division format for NCAA championship did not begin until 1973, all NCAA members were eligible. In total, 17 teams and 66 individual runners contested this championship.[1]

The meet was hosted by Michigan State College on November 27, 1950, at the Forest Akers East Golf Course in East Lansing, Michigan. The distance for the race was 4 miles (6.4 kilometers).

The team national championship was won by the Penn State Nittany Lions, their third. The individual championship was won by Herb Semper, from Kansas, with a time of 20:31.7.[2]

Men's title[edit]

  • Distance: 4 miles (6.4 kilometers)

Team Result (Top 10)[edit]

Rank Team Points
1st, gold medalist(s) Penn State 53
2nd, silver medalist(s) Michigan State College 55
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Wisconsin 65
4 Kansas 91
5 Notre Dame 110
6 Purdue 148
7 Michigan State Teachers 194
8 Lawrence 208
9 Albion 248

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1950 NCAA DI Cross Country Championships". MileSplit.com. Mile Split US. Archived from the original on January 6, 2015. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  2. ^ "NCAA Men's Division I Cross Country Championship" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. pp. 7–9. Archived (PDF) from the original on January 1, 2015. Retrieved December 27, 2014.