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Southern Utah Cross Country Schedules Released

June 21, 2017
By SUU Strategic Communication

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CEDAR CITY, Utah - The Southern Utah cross country program and head coach Eric Houle have announced the cross country schedules for both the men's and women's programs for the 2017 season.

The Thunderbirds will open their season in Orem, and will follow that up with several different meets.

The T-Birds will be hosting their annual meet, the Southern Utah Color Country Invitational, on October 7. That date falls on Homecoming Weekend at Southern Utah University.

The men's team, which is coming off an incredibly successful season, will make return trips to the Notre Dame Invitational and the Wisconsin Invitational. Both of those meets were big for the Thunderbirds in 2016 when it came to national ranking and pushing the team into the NCAA National Championships for the third consecutive season.   

When the men's team is competing at those meets, the women's team will be in California to compete in the Sacramento Challenge and the Bronco Invitational. Last season the Thunderbirds claimed victory in the Bronco Invitational.

The 2017 Big Sky Cross Country Championships will be hosted by Weber State this season and ran in Ogden, Utah.

The NCAA Mountain Regionals will be ran in Logan, and will be hosted by Utah State University for the second consecutive season. This year's NCAA National Championship will be ran in Louisville, Kentucky.  

“On the men's side, this schedule allows us the opportunity to be a top team in the conference and also chase one of the top spots in the country,” coach Houle said. “On the women's side we have meets that we had really good success at the year before, and I believe that it's a challenging schedule with an opportunity to see the top teams around the country with an opportunity to develop as a young team.”

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Men's Schedule

Date

Meet

Location

September 2, 2017

Utah Valley Invitational

Orem, Utah

September 16, 2017

UC Riverside Invitational

Riverside, Calif.

September 29, 2017

Notre Dame Invitational

South Bend, Ind.

October 7, 2017

Color Country Invitational

Cedar City, Utah

October 13, 2017

Wisconsin Invitational

Madison, Wis.

October 14, 2017

Idaho State Invitational

Pocatello, Idaho

October 28, 2017

Big Sky Conference Championships

Ogden, Utah

November 10, 2017

NCAA Mountain Regionals

Logan, Utah

November 18, 2017

NCAA National Championships

Louisville, Ky.

Women's Schedule

Date

Meet

Location

September 2, 2017

Utah Valley Invitational

Orem, Utah

September 16, 2017

UC Riverside Invitational

Riverside, Calif.

September 30, 2017

Sacramento Challenge

Sacramento, Calif.

October 7, 2017

Color Country Invitational

Cedar City, Utah

October 14, 2017

Bronco Invitational

Santa Clara, Calif.

October 14, 2017

Idaho State Invitational

Pocatello, Idaho

October 28, 2017

Big Sky Conference Championship

Ogden, Utah

November 10, 2017

NCAA Mountain Regionals

Logan, Utah

November 18, 2017

NCAA National Championship

Louisville, Ky.