BYU Opens Season with Autumn Classic

(Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- Both the men's and women's cross country teams will begin their seasons with the BYU Autumn Classic on Saturday at East Bay Golf Course at 10 a.m.

BYU will compete against teams from Idaho State University, College of Eastern Utah, Utah Valley State College, University of Utah, Colorado State University and Dixie State College.

This will be the only meet hosted by the Cougars for the season.

The men's team will use this race to prepare for its upcoming meet at the University of Oregon later in the month. Also, the women's team will be preparing for its trip to the Great American Invitational in Birmingham, Ala.

The men's 4-mile race will begin at 10 a.m., with the women's 5K starting at 10:50 a.m. The meet officially starts at 8:30 a.m., with high school races scheduled before the university-level runners face off.

Admission to the Autumn Classic is $3 for adults and $1 for students with ID. Children 5 and under are free. Youth athletes age 14 and under who wear their track or cross country uniform will be admitted free.