2016 Cross Country Season Preview

2016 Cross Country Season Preview

Bluefield, WV- The 2016 men's and women's cross country season looks to get underway during Labor Day Weekend with a trip to Salisbury, NC for the Catawba College Invitational. The Big Blues are looking for a strong start to their regular season to help them win a bid the USCAA National Championship in Virginia Beach in early November.

The teams are staying local this season, having four races in the Southern West Virginia/Virginia area. In continuing the tradition of the last three seasons, Bluefield State Cross Country will host another Battle of the Blues against Bluefield College in the West Virginia City park in Bluefield, VA. Also joining Bluefield State & Bluefield College will be West Virginia Tech, who as an institution, just completed transitioning their campus to Beckley, WV this summer. This race is schedule for Friday September 23rd with the women tentatively starting at 5:00 pm and the men's race starting after the completion of the women. The men and women end their regular season on the road at Concord University on October 8th and based on their results for the season may receive a bid the USCAA National Championship in November.

The men return a solid group of upper-classmen with two seniors and two juniors for the 2016 season. The Big Blues will also have one sophomore and one freshman to round out the 2016 team.

On the women's side, there will four new faces for the 2016 season. The team also does not have a senior this year and so will be turning to the two junior returners for leadership.

Below is the full schedule for the Big Blues 2016 Season. The home race has been bolded. Please note that races are subject to change. Follow us on Social Media and continue to check our website for any changes to the schedule!

DATE

Home/Away

Event

9/3/2016

Away

Catawba College Invitational

9/17/2016

Away

Roanoke Invitational

9/23/2016

Home

Battle of the Blues

9/24/2016

Away

West Virginia Tech Invitational

10/7/2016

Away

Livingstone Invitational

10/8/2016

Away

Concord Invitational

11/10/2016

Away

USCAA National Championship

11/11/2016

Away

USCAA National Championship