The NCAA announced on Wednesday that the Wisconsin Badgers will host the 2024 NCAA Cross Country Championships at the Thomas Zimmer Championship Course, which is adjacent to University Ridge Golf Course, in Madison.
This will be the third time Wisconsin has hosted the championship.
In 2018, when Wisconsin last hosted the event, Wisconsin Badger Morgan MacDonald won the men’s individual title. Wisconsin finished eighth as a team in the men’s race while the women finished tenth.
Previously, Wisconsin hosted the men’s championship in 1978 at Yahara Hills Golf Course. Wisconsin finished third in the meet.
Mick Byrne, the director of track and field and cross country at Wisconsin said the following, in a release, after the announcement.
2018 was very special. The atmosphere at Zimmer was electrifying. Can’t wait@ to host the #NCAAXC 2024 here in Madison pic.twitter.com/N0BvCeMp4k— Mick Byrne (@WiscoByrne) October 14, 2020
“We’re very excited about bringing the NCAA cross country championships back to Madison. The 2018 edition at the Zimmer course was a huge success on many levels. Our event management staff did a first-class job from an organizational prospective and the race-day experience was next level. I’ve been to a lot of these championships and the 2018 Wisconsin experience was by far the most electrifying championship atmosphere I’ve ever been part of.”
Also announced on Wednesday, Oklahoma State will host the 2022 event in Stillwater, Okla., Virginia will host the 2023 event in Charlottesville, Va. and Mizzou will host the 2025 event in Columbia, Mo.