Oct. 3, 2013
By Hailey Misheff
Athletic Media Relations
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The men's and women's cross country teams are on the road again as they travel to South Bend, Ind., to compete in the Notre Dame Invitational. The race will commence at the University's Burke Golf course Friday, Oct. 4.
The women will take the course first at 2:15 p.m. MT, followed by the men's team at 3 p.m. The men's team will compete in a 5-mile course against 27 teams, while the women will run a 5K against 24 teams.
Both teams look to compete against highly ranked schools in their division. Entering the meet ranked No. 16 in the country, the men's squad will face two top 10 schools in No. 7 Tulsa and No. 9 Princeton. The women's team will run against seven schools ranked in the national polls, including No. 2 Duke and No. 4 Florida State.
"The men look forward to proving they belong among the top programs in the country when they face nine nationally ranked programs," Coach Art Siemers commented.
Coming off a successful day at the Roy Griak Invitational last week, the men's team looks to continue their achievement in South Bend. Aside from their team success at the Roy Griak Invitational, a personal best was achieved for runner Andrew Goodman as he was awarded the Mountain West Athlete of the Week Oct. 1. Goodman led his team with a time of 24 minutes, 41 seconds, coming in ninth overall in his division, and looks to improve on his times and lead his team again.
When speaking of the women's team, Coach Siemers mentioned, "The women are recovering from a bout of sickness that hit us last week and look to take advantage of the fast 5K course."