Nov. 10, 2012
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -
Sophomore Annie-Norah Beveridge has received a bid to compete in the 2012 NCAA Women's Cross Country Championship, it was announced by the NCAA today. It will be the second consecutive year Navy will be represented at the national meet as Jess Palacio was selected last season. The 2012 NCAA Championships will take place next Saturday, Nov. 17 at Tom Sawyer State Park in Louisville, Ky.
NCAA Championship home
Beveridge received a bid by virtue of finishing as one of the top-four runners not associated with a NCAA Championship-qualifying team at yesterday's Mid-Atlantic regional. Penn State and Georgetown received the region's automatic bids, and once the NCAA awarded an at-large bid to the region's third-place team, Villanova, Beveridge's ninth-place finish in Friday's regional race qualified her for a berth in the national championship.
Beveridge is the seventh Mid to earn a bid to compete in the NCAA Championship, joining Palacio (2011), Amy Watson (2008) Melissa Foon (2000), Rebecca Cline (1997), Jackie Hayes (1995) and Kerry O'Neill (1992).
Beveridge, who hails from Ann Arbor, Mich., helped Navy to a second straight Patriot League championship this season as she claimed the individual title. She was the No. 1 overall finisher in three meets this season and placed in the top 15 of every race in which she competed. Beveridge was also named the Patriot League Runner of the Week a conference-record five times in 2012.
Saturday's NCAA Championship will begin at noon.