1941 NCAA Cross Country Championships

The 1941 NCAA Cross Country Championships were the fourth annual cross country meet to determine the team and individual national champions of men's collegiate cross country running in the United States.

1941 NCAA Cross Country Championships
DateNovember 24, 1941
Host cityEast Lansing, MI
Michigan State College
VenueForest Akers East Golf Course
Distances4 miles (6.4 km)
Participation94 athletes

Since the current multi-division format for NCAA championship did not begin until 1973, all NCAA members were eligible. In total, 19 teams and 94 individual runners contested this championship.[1]

The meet was hosted by Michigan State College at the Forest Akers East Golf Course in East Lansing, Michigan for the fourth consecutive time. Additionally, the distance for the race was 4 miles (6.4 kilometers).

The team national championship was won by the Rhode Island State Rams, their first, while the individual championship was won by Fred Wilt, from Indiana, with a time of 20:32.1.[2]

Men's titleEdit

  • Distance: 4 miles

Team ResultEdit

Rank Team Points
  Rhode Island State 83
  Penn State 110
  Connecticut 114
4 Purdue 120
5 Michigan State College 122
6 Notre Dame 137
7 Michigan State Normal 166
7 Miami (OH) 166
9 Indiana 177
10 Illinois 288


  1. ^ "1941 NCAA DI Cross Country Championships". MileSplit.com. Mile Split US. Archived from the original on December 26, 2014. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  2. ^ "NCAA Men's Division I Cross Country Championship" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. pp. 7–9. Retrieved December 24, 2014.