Broncos set for Nationals

Posted at 10:15 PM, Nov 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-14 00:15:40-05


Boise State Men's and Women's cross country teams both received at-large bids to the NCAA national championships.

The men's program has now earned a berth at nationals for the third-straight year, while the women have qualified three out of the past four years.

It's only the second-time in program history that both teams received bids to nationals.

Coach Ihmels says that getting both teams to nationals is not only good for the program but for future programs down the line.

"We have two teams that are in the hunt to do some special things and you kind want some teams in front of you to mess up and be there for the taken," said Head Coach Corey Ihmels.

"A lot of the big names like Oregon or Stanford Syracuse they are kind of perennials  they are always there and we are kinda just there and everyone is like what are you doing and we are like hey so it's nice to be making a little bit of a splash," said Distance Runner Allie OStrander

The last time both teams qualified for nationals in the same season was 2015 when the women went on to take 11th for the second-straight season – the highest NCAA finish in program history. The men finished 16th in 2015, and 19th in 2016.

The 2017 NCAA cross country championships will take place at e.P. ‘tom’ sawyer park in Louisville, Ky. – the same location as the 2015 NCAA championships – Saturday, November 18th.