Cross Country Heads To C-USA Championship

Elinor Kirk is one of the pre-meet favorites for Saturday's 5K race.

Nov. 1, 2013

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ----- The UAB cross country heads to Denton, Texas this weekend as the Blazers run in the 2013 Conference USA Championship.

The 5K women's race, which will feature 15 C-USA teams, will be contested Saturday morning at the Eagle Point Cross Country Course on the University of North Texas campus. The meet is scheduled for a 10 a.m. start.

UAB will be led by graduate student Elinor Kirk. Kirk is one of the pre-meet individual favorites after finishing as the Blazers' top finisher in every meet this season. Kirk, who won the first two meets for UAB this fall at the Troy Invitational and the Azalea City Classic, placed sixth in the 2012 conference championship.

UAB teammate Kate Brown is another returning All-Conference USA honoree as she finished 20th a year ago.

UAB is listed No. 15 in the most recent USTFCCCA (U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association) South Regional rankings.