For the first time in more than three decades, the University of Virginia is hosting the NCAA Division I men’s and women’s national cross country championship races on Saturday at Panorama Farms in Earlysville.
Both the men’s and women’s Cavalier teams qualified for the event and will be aiming for national titles.
Among those running for UVA will be senior Jacob Hunter. Hunter, a recent top-40 finisher in the Atlantic Coast Conference championships, has Type 1 diabetes, a chronic condition he has managed since being diagnosed at 11. Diabetes presents added challenges this runner must consider each time he takes to the course.