UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. (Nov. 8, 2012)- The Richmond men's and women's cross country teams travels to Charlotte, N.C. for Friday's NCAA Southeast Regional, where both teams and individual runners have the chance to qualify for the NCAA Championship on November 17 in Louisville, Ky. Friday's regional meet will begin at noon with the women' s 6k race with the men's 10k race to follow at 1:15 p.m.
The Southeast Regional will be hosted by UNC-Charlotte at McAlpine Park outside Charlotte. Over 80 teams from 43 schools will compete in the regional competition. The Top two teams and top four individuals not on an advancing team will earn automatic bids into the national meet.
The Spider Men
The Spider men's cross country team has seven members competing. The Spider's finished seventh in the Atlantic 10 Championships. Sophomore Andrew Valenski will be looking to build off of the momentum from his ninth place finish at the Atlantic 10 Championships.
"We have a great group of men who represent our program with tremendous commitment. I certainly enjoy working with them and those who laid the foundation before them. We are looking forward to the races this Friday, " said head coach Steve Taylor
The Spider Women
The Richmond women's team has eight members competing this weekend. The Spider's placed third at the Atlantic 10 Championship behind Butler and La Salle.
Jillian Prentice finished 26th last year in the Southeast Regional and will look to top that finish this Friday. Prentice finished third in the A-10 Championships last week and was the Spider's top individual finisher in every race she competed in this season
"We are looking forward to the competition and competing at our very best this Friday," said head coach Lori Taylor. "It's each team member's responsibility to bring their best this Friday and achieve the goals we set at the beginning of the season."
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