McKenzie qualifies for cross country nationals

Ian McKenzie is Simpson's 13th cross country national qualifier in school history.
Ian McKenzie is Simpson's 13th cross country national qualifier in school history.

INDIANAPOLIS — Senior Ian McKenzie will represent Simpson at the 2017 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championship, as announced by the NCAA on Sunday.

McKenzie earned the bid following a 20th-place finish at the NCAA Central Region Championship on Saturday, Nov. 11 in Northfield, Minn. He is one of just 56 individuals not a part of a qualifying team selected to participate in the championship.

NCAA.com Announcement | NCAA Championship Fan Site

Principia College serves as the host institution for the championship, which will be held on Saturday, Nov. 18 at the North Farm Facility in Elsah, Ill.. The men's race will begin at 12 p.m. Eastern time followed by the women's race at 1:15 p.m. Eastern time.

The Des Moines, Iowa native becomes the 13th national qualifier in school history and first since Joe Farrand in 2012.

NCAA cross country fans can watch the live stream of the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships as FloTrack Pro subscribers for a monthly price of $19.99 or an annual price of $150. The subscription will include access to all FloTrack live broadcasts, video on-demand from all events, documentaries, technique videos and more. Coverage of the championships will be available starting at 12 p.m. Eastern time until the conclusion of the awards ceremony, Saturday, Nov. 18, and can be accessed at www.FloTrack.com.