NCAA cross country national championships recap

The N.C. State women's team wins a second straight NCAA national championship.

NCAA cross country national championships recap
N.C. State cross country runners celebrating with the NCAA championship trophy for a second consecutive season (@Wolfpack_TFXC on Twitter).

Tobacco Road is made of dirt, after all.

N.C. State's women's cross country team has won its second straight NCAA national championship, the very best of a handful of strong performances by teams and runners from the state's ACC programs Saturday in Stillwater, Okla.

The Wolfpack's Katelyn Tuohy won the individual national championship in the 6K race (19:27.7), with teammate Kelsey Chmiel third (19:37.1) and Sam Bush 15th (19:57.6).

Elsewhere in NCAA championship races Saturday:

The North Carolina women finished fifth.

The Wake Forest men finished fifth, North Carolina 10th and N.C. State 11th.

Greensboro's Ian Shanklin of N.C. State earned All-America by virtue of a top-40 finish. Shanklin, a Page High School graduate, was 38th in the 10K race in 29:34.5.

Wake Forest's Zach Fachioni (20th, 29:21.0), Luke Tewalt (22nd, 29:22.5), and Aaron Las Heras (26th, 29:27.8) also earned All-America.

A recap of the Wolfpack's victory, including video of the race from the NCAA via YouTube, followed by coverage of other programs and athletes from the Triad and North Carolina.

N.C. State women and men

NC State women repeat as National Champions in cross country - NC State University Athletics
STILLWATER, OK Katelyn Tuohy spent most of the NCAA 6K championships following Florida’s Parker Valby.
NC State Women Repeat, NAU Men Win on Tiebreaker at the 2022 NCAA DI XC Championships
The Wolfpack’s Katelyn Tuohy won her first individual XC national title, and Stanford’s Charles Hicks outlasted an NAU duo for the individual victory.
Katelyn Tuohy Overtakes Valby, Leads NC State to 2022 NCAA Crown
Katelyn Tuohy ran down a game Parker Valby to get the win and help lead NC State to the win over the New Mexico pack.

And from earlier in the week: Might as well just cover up "2021" below. And encouragement from the state's No. 1 sports fan worked.

North Carolina women and men

Cross Country Teams Both Finish Top 10 At NCAA Championships - University of North Carolina Athletics
For the first time ever, both the men’s and women’s cross country teams at the University of North Carolina finished in the top 10 at the NCAA Championships on Saturday.

Wake Forest men

Demon Deacons Place Fifth at NCAA Championships to Conclude 2022 Campaign - Wake Forest University Athletics
STILLWATER, Okla. — The 12th-ranked Wake Forest men’s cross country team placed fifth at the 2022 NCAA DI Cross Country Championships Saturday, marking the highest

Duke women

Maatoug Collects USTFCCCA All-America Honors at NCAA Championships - Duke University
STILLWATER, Okla. – Duke sophomore Amina Maatoug culminated an outstanding inaugural cross country season at the NCAA Cross Country Championships on Saturday with

Harvard men and Greensboro's David Melville

Blanks 6th, Ramsden 11th to Earn First-Team All-American Status, Men’s Team 17th at NCAA Championship - Harvard University
The Harvard men’s cross-country team and women’s individual qualifier Maia Ramsden raced at the NCAA Championship Meet on Saturday, Nov. 19 in Stillwater, Okla.

Mississippi men and Thomasville's Chris Maxon

Cross Country Concludes 2022 Season at NCAA Championships - Ole Miss Athletics
STILLWATER, Okla. – Ole Miss cross country wrapped up a successful 2022 campaign at the NCAA Cross Country Championships, held at Oklahoma State on Saturday morning.

Lynchburg women and Winston-Salem's Allison Dell

Women’s cross country finishes 21st at NCAA championships
James, Lagunas earn top-100 finishes for Hornets