TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Fresh off a seventh place finish at the Conference USA Championship Meet, the UAB cross country team is set to compete at the NCAA South Regional Championships hosted by Florida State on Friday. The 6K women’s race is slated to begin at 7:30 a.m. CT at Apalachee Regional Park.
The Blazers are one of 36 teams set to compete on Saturday. The Green and Gold will face top competition from the region as it faces eight SEC opponents including No. 14 Ole Miss, four C-USA foes in FIU, Florida Atlantic, Middle Tennessee, Southern Miss, as well as regionally-ranked teams from the ACC, AAC and Sun Belt.
Rebecca Evans and Sarah Livett’s season-best performances led the Blazers as the duo finished eighth and 13th overall, respectively, at the C-USA Championships two weeks ago.
Rebecca Evans has finished as the top performer in three meets and holds UAB’s top two best finishes, this season. Evans cracked 18 minutes in back-to-back 5K meets. While Livett and Hannah Coffin have both been top-finishers for the Blazers in one meet apiece.
In the Blazers only 6K race of the season, Livett held the best mark as she finished at 21:54.0. Evans and newcomer Emily Drouin rounded out the top three competitors for UAB.
Fans can keep up with live results by clicking here.
The live results will include live, in-race scoring, using chip mats (3k,5k,8k). In addition to live stats Florida State provides a Facebook Live feed, which will generate from a fixed location near the finish line, allowing multiple views of the runners over the loop course. You will be able to access that here.
Women's 6K Course Map
The Apalachee Regional Park cross country course (7550 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, FL 32311), developed by the Leon County Recreation Department in collaboration with Florida State University athletics and the local Gulf Winds Track Club, was designed with the sport in mind. A series of trails and loops allows for competition to be contested over a wide range of race lengths.
The predominant running surfaces are grass and crushed shell. The width of the course ranges from approximately 150 meters at the starting line and is significantly wider than 25 meters through the first 800 meters, where it narrows to 15 meters at the 1000m mark. The course meets and actually exceeds the NCAA Championships 10-meter width requirement at all points through the finish chute following the completion of a widening and renovation project.