UVA Track and Field: 2018 women’s cross country schedule released

virginia uvaThe UVA women’s cross country team will compete in seven meets during the 2018 season, concluding the year with the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships and NCAA Championships.

“Each year our goal is to advance to the NCAA Championships,” director of track and field Bryan Fetzer said. “Creating a schedule that provides us with the best possible opportunities to accomplish that goal is a premium. This year brings exciting opportunities and new venues. It is going to be a great year for the Wahoos.”

The Cavaliers open the season with two home competitions at Panorama Farms in Earlysville, Va. UVA hosts James Madison and Norfolk State at the UVA Duals on Sept. 1, before the team hosts the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational on Sept. 14.

Virginia will travel to the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown in Boston on Sept. 21 at Franklin Park, before closing out the regular season at the Penn State National Open on Oct. 12 in University Park, Pa.

“Boston provides an opportunity to see the ACC course while competing against some of the nation’s top teams,” Fetzer said. “It also gives us the chance to compete in one of our main recruiting areas, New England.

“John (Gondak) and his staff at Penn State create a great competition. We traveled to Happy Valley a few years ago and wanted to get back. It is a smaller meet but has the out-of-region competition needed to score points for NCAA advancement. In addition, Pennsylvania is a great state to recruit from and has produced a number of current and former Wahoos. Any time there is an opportunity to allow our athletes to have a homecoming chance, I will always work to provide it.”

The Cavaliers return to Boston for the ACC Championships on Oct. 26. The conference meet is also held at Franklin Park.

Virginia wraps up its season with the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships on Nov. 9 at Winthrop Farms in Rock Hill, S.C., and the NCAA Cross Country Championships on Nov. 17 at Thomas Zimmer Championship Course in Madison, Wisc.

Admission to all home Virginia cross country meets is free.

Day Date Event
Sat. September 1 UVA Duals (JMU, Norfolk State)
Fri. September 14 Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational
Fri. September 21 Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown (Boston, Mass.)
Fri. October 12 Penn State National Open (University Park, Pa.)
Fri. October 26 ACC Championships (Boston, Mass.)
Fri. November 9 NCAA Southeast Regional Championships (Rock Hill, S.C.)
Sat. November 17 NCAA Championships (Madison, Wisc.)

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