No. 3 BYU readies for only home meet of the season

PROVO, Utah -- The BYU cross country teams host their only home meet of the season Friday at the Cascade Golf Course in Orem, Utah.

After winning the Utah State Invitational at the beginning of the month, the Cougars look to use the home race to help determine which runners will be traveling to their upcoming invitationals.

“This race is going to help round out the traveling team,” head coach Ed Eyestone said. “We’ll be putting a lot of emphasis on the performances this weekend to determine who’ll be traveling with us to the University of Oregon in a couple of weeks.”

Eyestone decided to hold out his top runners at the Utah State Invitational but said he plans on racing at full strength on Friday.

“This will be the first race of the season that we’ll go full tilt,” he said. “It’ll be fun to see how we compete, especially with the University of Minnesota running. They are ranked No. 17 nationally, so it will be a good test for us.”

Steve Flint and Spencer Gardner led the way for BYU at the Utah State Invitational, finishing second and fourth, respectively. Rex Shields and Jared Ward, both Preseason All-West Coast Conference honorees, will make their season debuts on Friday.

Besides the University of Minnesota, the Cougars will be joined by men’s teams from San Bernardino Valley College, Idaho State and Utah Valley University.

The men’s race is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. MT.

Admission to the race is $5. Children who are five years old and under receive free entrance, as do youth runners (14 and under) that wear their track or cross country uniforms.

Results for the men’s race can be found here after the completion of the race.