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The 1947 NCAA Cross Country Championships were the ninth annual cross country meet to determine the team and individual national champions of men's collegiate cross country running in the United States.

1947 NCAA Cross Country Championships
DateNovember 24, 1947
Host cityEast Lansing, MI
Michigan State College
LocationForest Akers East Golf Course
Athletes participating151
Distances4 miles (6.4 km)

Since the current multi-division format for NCAA championship did not begin until 1973, all NCAA members were eligible. In total, 19 teams and 151 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 ninth consecutive time. Additionally, the distance for the race was 4 miles (6.4 kilometers).

The team national championship was won by the Penn State Nittany Lions, their first overall. The individual championship was won by Jack Milne, from North Carolina, with a time of 20:41.1.[2]

Men's titleEdit

  • Distance: 4 miles (6.4 kilometers)

Team Result (Top 10)Edit

Rank Team Points
  Penn State 60
  Syracuse 72
  Drake 133
4 Purdue 144
5 Indiana 147
6 Michigan State College 152
7 Miami (OH) 172
8 Wisconsin 197
9 Notre Dame 216
10 Ohio Wesleyan 272


  1. ^ "1947 NCAA DI Cross Country Championships". Mile Split US. Archived from the original on January 5, 2015. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  2. ^ "NCAA Men's Division I Cross Country Championship" (PDF). NCAA. pp. 7–9. Archived (PDF) from the original on January 1, 2015. Retrieved December 26, 2014.