The men are the defending champions of the Auburn Invitational.
Sept. 25, 2006
AUBURN, Ala. -
The Auburn University cross country team will host the 2006 Auburn Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 30 at Indian Pines Golf Course in Auburn, Ala. This marks the 14th year of the event, which will feature 50 teams (24 men and 26 women) from 24 schools around the country. The women will race an 5K beginning at 9:30 a.m. CT, while the men will race an 8K beginning at 10:15 a.m.
The men will be looking to defend their 2005 team title, while the women will look to improve on their 14th place finish. Last season, Samford took the women's team title and Shannon Wommack of Tennessee-Chattanooga was the individual champion, while Vincent Rono of South Alabama took the men's individual title.
"This is a very exciting time of the season for us," head coach Pete Watson said. "We know who our top-six runners are going to be and we are ready to showcase our team in front of our fans."
The women's team has one tournament victory on the season, a first place finish at the Cougar Invitational hosted by Columbus State. The men's highest finish has been second place, also recorded at the Cougar Invitational.
Indian Pines (900 Country Club Lane) will once again be the host site for the event.
"Indian Pines is a very nice cross country course," Watson said. "It is flat and runs very fast. Teams that come here know exactly what they are going to get out of it because it is all right out in front of you."
The teams running this week will be: Alabama State, Auburn, Austin Peay, Birmingham Southern, Columbus State, Florida International, Florida State "B", Florida State "C", Georgia Southern (Women), Georgia, No. 15 Iowa (Women), Jacksonville State, Kennesaw State, Kennesaw State "B", Louisiana Tech (Men), LSU, Miami, New Mexico State, North Florida, Ole Miss, Samford, Stephen F. Austin, South Carolina (Women), Southern Miss, Troy, Troy "B" and West Georgia.
The meet entries will be done through www.cfpitiming.com. Practice will be held on Friday, Sept. 29 from 4:15-6 p.m. The entry fee is $125 per team or $200 for both men and women (limit 10 per team) and is limited to 35 teams. The entry deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 27.
All results will be posted on auburntigers.com as well as www.cfpitiming.com.
Notes: If you would like results emailed to your school, contact Kyle Cornish at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Athletes Must Stay off of greens and tee boxes at all times. This includes stretching.
There will be no packet pickup on Friday. Coaches will be able to pick them up Saturday morning at 7:45.