Oct. 13, 2011
CULLOWHEE, N.C. -
Western Carolina cross country will travel Friday to the 2011 Royal Cross Country Challenge hosted by Queens University of Charlotte. The meet will be held at McAlpine Creek Park.
There will be two events at the meet, the Women's Gold 5,000-meters, beginning at 3:30 p.m., and the Men's Gold 8,000-meters at 4:15 p.m. Queens will welcome 20 teams, including SoCon rivals Davidson, Elon and Georgia Southern.
Gainesville, Ga., native Nolan Clark has paced the Catamounts in all three meets this season. Junior Morgan Turner has been WCU's top finisher in two of the three meets.
"We are looking forward to the race this Friday in Charlotte," said head coach Danny Williamson.
"We have reached the point in our season and in our training where we should be able to switch gears and take all of the work that we have put in and perform at another level. The race in Charlotte will provide a stern test for the Catamounts as we will face several teams from the SoCon and from the tough southeast region. We look for this to be one of the best weekends of the year so far this season."