July 25, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ----- The UAB cross country team has released its meet schedule for the upcoming 2013 season. The schedule features five events highlighted by the Conference USA Championships on November 2.
The Blazers open the season at the Troy Invitational on Aug. 31 before traveling to Mobile, Ala. to compete in the South Alabama Invitational on Sept. 14.
“We will be a little bit deeper this year,” said Head Coach Tony Houchin. “We have 14 on the team so the early meets will be used to get in the routine of competition and to sort out the travel squad to see who will get to travel to those later meets.”
UAB follows that up with two trips to the state of Indiana for the Notre Dame Invitational on Oct. 4 and the Indiana State Pre-Nationals Invitational on Oct. 19 before heading to Denton, Texas for the Conference USA Championships on Nov. 2.
“Early in the season we just want to keep it local. We are trying to get into a routine and I don’t want the rigors of travel to wear us down much. Then when we get to Notre Dame and Pre-Nationals it’s time to perform. The reason teams go to those events is to get at-large points to qualify for the National Championships,” added Houchin.
NCAA South Regional Championships are slated for Nov. 15 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. with the NCAA Championships taking place on Nov. 23 in Terre Haute, Ind.
Click here to view UAB’s 2013 cross country schedule.