Aug. 7, 2014
STORRS, Conn. – Head coach Greg Roy and the University of Connecticut men’s cross country team announced the Huskies' schedule for the upcoming 2014 season on Thursday afternoon.
UConn kicks off the fall slate on Sept. 13 when it travels to Stony Brook, N.Y. to take place in the Wolfie Invitational at 11 a.m. 13 days later, the Huskies head to Boston Mass for the Boston College Invitational at Franklin Park.
"The “Wolfie” brings together national powers Providence and Columbia at Stony Brook,” said Roy. “The Coast-to-Coast at historical Franklin Park aims to bring some top shelf out of region competition each year.”
Next up, Connecticut treks to Bethlehem, Pa. for the annual Paul Short Invitational, which is held at Lehigh University. Last season, the event was the largest in its 40-year history with over 6,000 runners from nearly 460 teams taking part.
“Paul Short simulates the Regional Qualifier,” added Roy. “It is a large field on a Championship quality course and again we’ll face some quality out-of-region competition.”
The Huskies will have one final tune-up for The American Championships when they take part in the Rothenburg Run in Warwick, R.I. on Oct. 18.
Two weeks later, UConn heads to the second-ever American Athletic Conference Championships in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Last season, Connecticut grabbed fourth place on the day, paced by Mike O’Donnell (Methuen, Mass.), who earned 15th place in the 8k race. O'Donnell also enters the year as the indoor and outdoor 1500m champion.
“The American Championship is hosted by new member Tulsa, which has a strong recent tradition,” Roy commented.
The NCAA Regional is set for Nov. 14 in Bronx, N.Y. as UConn will look to build off a 19th-place finish in 2013. The season will round out at the NCAA Championships in Terre Haute, Ind. on Nov. 22.
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