Lady Sailfish Cross Country Squad Announces Upcoming Season Schedule

Written By: Michael Brown, Palm Beach Atlantic University SID

The Women's Cross Country Team from 2007 After Finishing in Second Place at the FIT Invitational.The Women's Cross Country Team from 2007 After Finishing in Second Place at the FIT Invitational.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- With preseason training coming up, the Palm Beach Atlantic University women’s cross country team has released its 2008 schedule which includes six regular season running events with the possibility of three more postseason events within the NCAA and NCCAA.

Under new head coach Staci Laforte, the Sailfish will look to follow up a solid 2007 season which featured two runners advancing to the NCAA Division II South Regional with an even better campaign this fall. PBA faces the big task of replacing top senior runner Hannah Berg.

The Fish open up their season with a Saturday, September 6th showing at the Wickham Park Jamboree in Melbourne, Florida. They will be back on the campus of Florida Tech in Melbourne one week later as they take part in the FIT Cross Country Invitational on September 13th. Both events begin at 8 am.

Other regular season dates include the Smoothie King Invitational (Sept. 20), the FLRunners.com Invitational (Oct. 3), the Walt Disney World CC Classic (Oct. 11), and the Sodexho Hatter Invitational (Deland, Fla.).

Postseason running events give the PBA cross country teams their option of traveling either to Searcy, Arkansas for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II South Regional or the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA), both of which take place on Saturday, November 8th.

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