Mens and Womens Cross Country Release Schedules

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PROVO -- The Cougars will be hosting three meets this season including this year's NCAA Mountain Regional on Nov. 12. The season begins with two home meets, the Alumni Invitational and the Autumn Classic. The Alumni Classic will be on Sep. 3, at the intramural fields west of Lavell Edwards Stadium. On Sep. 10, the Cougars will play host at Cascade Golf Course for the Autumn Classic.

"The schedule is very similar to what we have always had," women's coach Patrick Shane said. "It's a good schedule. We are looking forward to hosting the Mountain Regional. It is always fun to run at home in a championship format."

The women's team then hits the road to Hawaii for the Big Wave Invitational on Sep. 17. From there they travel to Cary, N.C. on Sep. 24, to the Great America Invitational.

The men also take to the road, but they will be traveling to Minnesota to run in the Griak Invitational on Sep. 29. There they will have the opportunity to see how they match up with several other top teams in the nation.

On Oct. 15 the teams will race the course where the NCAA championships will be, in Terre Haute, Ind., in the Pre-Nationals Meet. This season's MWC Championships is on Oct. 29 in Fort Collins, Colo. The Cougars will then host the NCAA Mountain Regional meet on November 12, at East Bay Golf Course, and the NCAA Championships will be on Nov. 21 in Terre Haute, Ind.

"The main focus will be the conference championship and the NCAA meet," men's coach Ed Eyestone said. "Everything else is in preparation for these two meets. The Mountain Regional will be fun. We love running in front of our families and friends."

2005 WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY SCHEDULE

Sep 2 BYU Alumni Invitational Provo, UT

Sep 10 BYU Autumn Classic Provo, UT

Sep 17 Big Wave Invitational Manoa, HI

Sep 24 Great America Cary, NC

Oct 1 TBA TBA

Oct 15 Pre-Nationals Terre Haute, IN

Oct 29 Mountain West Conference Fort Collins, CO

Nov 12 Mountain Region Provo, UT

Nov 21 NCAA Championships Terre Haute, IN

2005 MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY SCHEDULE

Sep 2 BYU Alumni Invitational Provo, UT

Sep 10 BYU Autumn Classic Provo, UT

Sep 24 Griak Minneapolis, MN

Oct 15 Pre Nationals Terre Haute, IN

Oct 29 Mountain West Conference Fort Collins, CO

Nov 12 Mountain Region Provo, UT

Nov 21 NCAA Championships Terre Haute, IN