Men's Cross Country Releases 2008 Event Schedule
July 9, 2008
Written By: Michael Brown, Palm Beach Atlantic University SID
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- With preseason training coming up, the Palm Beach Atlantic University men’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 be forced to replace four senior runners from the 2007 season after the men’s team was re-instated as a varsity sport at PBA last fall.
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.