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Men's Cross Country - Tue, Nov. 8, 2016
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ELGIN, Ill.  - - - Jordy Arriaga (SR/Prospect Heights, IL) finished the CCAC conference meet in stride as he hit qualifying marks for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Cross Country Championship with his 18th place finish in the conference championship meet. Qualification included two criteria; a top 20 individual finish and the top six runners not on a national automatic or at-large bid team. Arriaga has led the Eagles this season to numerous top finishes that included a fourth place finish at the conference meet. Judson has finished in the top 10 of five races this Fall and Arriaga has finished in the top 30 of every race this season.


The two CCAC teams include Olivet Nazarene (IL) and St. Francis (IL). Representing the CCAC as individual runners include Arriaga (Judson), Daniel Garcia (Cardinal Stritch), Jonathan Kimutai (Cardinal Stritch), Abel Hernandez (St. Xavier), Salavador Cordova (Purdue-Northwest), and CodyVelthuizen (Trinity Christian).


Arriaga also represents the seventh Judson Eagle to individually qualify for the NAIA National Championship. The last to do so was Nate Nevius in 2012.


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61st Annual NAIA Men's & 37th Annual NAIA Women's Cross Country National Championships 
November 19, 2016 — North Farm Cross Country Course | Elsah, Ill.
Date(s):November 19, 2016
Events:Women's Championship - 10:30 a.m. (CST) - 5K
Men's Championship - 11:30 am (CST) - 8K
Location:North Farm Cross Country Course | Elsah, Ill.
Spectator Driving Directors:Starting from Lambert Airport, St. Louis, Mo.
1. Take Interstate 170 North to Interstate 270 East towards Chicago (I-170 N ends at I-270 E)
2. Follow I-270 East to Exit 31B (MO 367 North towards Alton)
3. MO 367 North becomes US-67 North (and crosses into Illinois)
4. Turn left on Landmarks Blvd (US-67 North ends at Landmarks Blvd)
5. Follow Landmarks Blvd. ¾ mile and turn left on Broadway/IL-100/Great River Road (just past Argosy Casino)
6. Follow IL-100/Great River Road approximately 11 miles and turn right onto Mill Street/Elsah Village
7. Continue on Mill Street until you hit a 4-way stop sign
8. Turn right onto Beltrees Road (going up the hill)
9. Turn right onto Maybeck Place (into the campus of Principia College)
Host:American Midwest Conference
Schedule of Events:Friday, November 18
 Nov. 18: Team Check-in
Nov. 18: Coaches' Meeting
Nov. 18: National Awards Ceremony
5-6 p.m. TBD
9-10:45 a.m. TBD
11 a.m. - Noon TBD
 Saturday, November 19
 NAIA Women's 5,000
NAIA Men's 8,000
Post-Race Awards Ceremony
10:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
1:30 p.m. - Approx. **Championship awards start time is approximate.  Upon completion of the final race, results must be finalized, posted and the appeals window complete prior to the ceremony
Special Events: NAIA National Awards Ceremony
Friday, November 18 -  Location TBD 

Championships Awards Ceremony
Saturday, November 19 - 1:30 pm (CST).
Ticket InformationFREE admission
 Merchandise Information Fine Designs

Friday, November 18th
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. TBD
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. TBD 

Saturday, November 19th
7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. TBD
Official Video Information2015 Video information is available on this website page, courtesy of NCRunners
Official Photographs2016 Photographer: TBD
2015 Photographer: Jeff George, NCRunners. Information is available HERE
2014 Photographer: Christine Metz Howard, 785-856-5282, [email protected]