1968 NCAA University Division Cross Country Championships

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1968 NCAA University Division Cross Country Championships
DateNovember 25, 1968
Host cityNew York (state) Bronx, New York City, NY
Manhattan College
LocationVan Cortlandt Park
Athletes participating217
Distances6 miles (9.7 km)

The 1968 NCAA University Division Cross Country Championships were the 30th annual cross country meet to determine the team and individual national champions of men's collegiate cross country running in the United States. Held on November 25, 1968, the meet was hosted by Manhattan College at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, New York City, New York. The distance for this race was 6 miles (9.7 kilometers).

All NCAA University Division members were eligible to qualify for the meet. In total, 24 teams and 217 individual runners contested this championship.[1]

The team national championship was again retained by the Villanova Wildcats, their third title. The individual championship was won by Michael Ryan, from Air Force, with a time of 29:16.8.[2]

Men's title[edit]

  • Distance: 6 miles (9.7 kilometers)

Team Result (Top 10)[edit]

Rank Team Points
1st, gold medalist(s) Villanova 78
2nd, silver medalist(s) Stanford 100
3rd, bronze medalist(s) USC 115
4 Minnesota 239
5 Colorado 241
6 San Diego State 247
7 Drake 255
8 Cal Tech 273
9 Harvard 276
10 Miami (OH) 277

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "1968 NCAA DI Cross Country Championships". MileSplit.com. Mile Split US. Retrieved January 5, 2015.
  2. ^ "NCAA Men's Division I Cross Country Championship" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. pp. 7–9. Retrieved January 5, 2015.