GLASSBORO, NJ – Rowan University has been selected to host the 2021 NCAA Division III Cross Country Metro Regional Championship on November 13 at DREAM Park in Logan Township, NJ. It marks the third time in the last six years, and first since 2018, that Rowan has been chosen to host the meet.
This marks the first year of a new 10-region model for men’s and women’s cross country, replacing the eight-region system which was in effect for nearly 40 years. The updated list of regions is comprised of: East, Great Lakes, Metro, Mid-Atlantic, Mideast, Midwest, Niagara, North, South and West.
The Profs will host the Metro Regionals, which draws from teams in New Jersey, Delaware and parts of New York, including Long Island.
Each of the 10 regions will crown a champion that will advance to the NCAA Division III Championship to be held in Louisville, KY, on November 20.
“We are excited to be hosting our third NCAA regional championship in the last six years. We believe the course we have developed at the South Jersey Dream Park is the best in the region and among the top in the country,” said men’s head coach Dustin Dimit. “We believe the new NCAA Metro Region will love the course and that we will be a frequent host in the years to come.”
“The team is really excited about being in the NCAA Metro Region and having the regional championships here. Their parents and the alumni are equally excited. This is a great thing for the South Jersey running community and the DREAM Park has been extremely supportive of cross country,” said women’s cross country head coach Ringo Adamson.
In a lead-up to the regional championship, Rowan will also host two regular-season meets at DREAM Park, with the Bill Fritz Invitational on September 11 and the Border Battle on October 16.