UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. - The University of Richmond men's and women's Spider cross country teams will head to Philadelphia on Saturday to run in the 2012 Atlantic 10 Cross Country Championships.
The 2012 Atlantic 10 Championships will be hosted by Temple at the Belmont Plateau at Fairmont Park in Philadelphia. The 2012 Championships mark the 35th annual conference men's meet and the 24th annual racing of the women's championship. Richmond has competed in the event every year since joining the Atlantic 10 Conference in 2001.
The Spider Men
The Richmond men's cross country team will be looking for its second Atlantic 10 Championship in the last three years on Saturday. After claiming the title in 2010, the Spiders placed seventh at last year's conference championship in suburban Charlotte.
The Spider Women
After becoming the first-ever top female finisher in school history last season, Jill Prentice will look to defend her individual title this year. Prentice, who had the second-best championship performance in conference history last season, will look to help the Spider women's team claim their third team championship in the last five years. Last year, Richmond placed three runners in the top-20 on its way to a fourth place finish.
Connect with the Spiders
Stay updated on all the latest Richmond Cross Country news on RichmondSpiders.com and by accessing Spider Athletics' mobile apps on your Smartphone or tablet. More in-depth coverage can be found by following men's head coach Steve Taylor on Twitter and by reading his blog. The Spiders also have their own Facebook page and have launched their own YouTube Channel as well.