1969 NCAA University Division Cross Country Championships
|1969 NCAA University Division Cross Country Championships|
|Date||November 24, 1969|
|Host city|| Bronx, New York City, NY|
|Location||Van Cortlandt Park|
|Distances||6 miles (9.7 km)|
The 1969 NCAA University Division Men's Cross Country Championships were the 31st 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 24, 1969, 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).
The team national championship was again retained by the UTEP Miners, their first title. The individual championship was won by Gerry Lindgren, from Washington State, his third title, with a time of 28:59.20. As of 2016[update], Lindgren remains one of four runners (Steve Prefontaine, Henry Rono, and Edward Cheserek are the others) to win three individual cross country national championships. Prefontaine finished third in 1969 and would go on to win the following three years.
- Distance: 6 miles (9.7 kilometers)
Team Result (Top 10)
|9||Bowling Green State||325|
- "1969 NCAA DI Cross Country Championships". MileSplit.com. Mile Split US. Retrieved January 12, 2015.
- "NCAA Men's Division I Cross Country Championship" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. pp. 7–9. Retrieved January 12, 2015.