PROVO -- The BYU men's and women's cross country teams will face off against several other schools in the state and the nation at the BYU Autumn Classic in Provo on Saturday, Sept. 14. The women's team will look to defend its national championship and the men will try to improve on last year's 12th place finish at nationals.
The meet will be at Cascade Golf Course on 800 North in Orem, Utah. The women's 5K will begin at 6 p.m. and the men's four mile will begin at 6:30 p.m. Unfortunately, the kids one mile elementary school races will not be held this year due to construction on BYU's home cross country course.
Runners to watch from the men's team are transfers Kip Kangogo and David Woodbury and returning athletes Lewis Jones, Andy Carman and Steve Barrus. The women's team is returning four All-Americans, including Michaela Manova, Jessie Kindschi, Lindsey Thomsen and Nan Kennard.
Other schools participating in the meet are Minnesota, Utah, Weber State, Utah State, Utah Valley State College and Colorado Northwest.