BYU cross country to host Autumn Classic

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PROVO, Utah– The No. 4 BYU men’s cross country team will host its only home meet of the season Saturday at the Clarence F. Robison Track & Field Complex.

“This is our one home meet of the season, so hopefully we can get a good showing and race in front of a good crowd,” head coach Ed Eyestone said. “Obviously this isn’t the end of the season, but it will be a good indicator of where we are.”

WCC foe and eighth-ranked Portland will take part in this year’s Autumn Classic, as well as Weber State and Idaho State.

The Cougars finished sixth at the NCAA championships last year and return four of their top seven runners, including preseason all-conference selections Tylor Thatcher, Jason Witt and Steve Flint. Sophomore Jonathan Nelson won last weekend’s Utah Open and looks to be another key contributor. Conner Peloquin, another preseason all-conference selection, will use his redshirt this season and will not compete for the Cougars.

This will be the 12th annual Autumn Classic. BYU has won the meet nine of the  11 years.

The men’s four-mile race will begin at 9:45 a.m. The BYU women’s cross country team will race at 10:50 a.m. Several high school races will take place throughout the morning as well.

Complete meet information and schedules can be found on the meet information page

A course map for the men's race can be found here.