Birmingham, Ala. -- The cross country programs of the Southeastern Conference return to action on Friday, traveling to four locations across the country to participate in the NCAA Regional Championships.
The NCAA South Regional takes place in Tallahassee, Fla., the NCAA South Central Regional is slated for Fayetteville, Ark., the NCAA Southeast Regional will be held in Charlottesville, Va., and the NCAA Midwest Regional will take place in Iowa City, Iowa.
The top two teams and the first four finishers in the race not associated with those two teams will automatically advance to the NCAA Championship race, which will be held Nov. 22 in Terre Haute, Ind. Additionally, there will be 13 at-large team bids for each gender.
Led by the sixth-ranked Arkansas men, four SEC squads are ranked among the nation's top-25 teams according to the latest U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association National Coaches Poll entering Friday's NCAA Regionals.
The University of Arkansas men and women swept the 2016 SEC Cross Country Championships, which took place Oct. 28 at Agri Park in Fayetteville, Ark. The Razorbacks' Alex George and Missouri's Karrisa Schweizer took home the men's and women's individual crowns, respectively.
The NCAA Cross Country Championships will take place Saturday, Nov. 19 in Terre Haute, Ind.
NCAA South Regional (Tallahassee, Fla.; Women 8:30 a.m. ET, Men 9:30 a.m. ET)
NCAA South Central Regional (Fayetteville, Ark.; Women 11 a.m. CT, Men 12 p.m. CT)
NCAA Southeast Regional (Charlottesville, Va.; Women 11 a.m. ET, Men 12 p.m. ET)
NCAA Midwest Regional (Iowa City, Iowa; Women 11 a.m. CT, Men 12 p.m. CT)