Nov. 9, 2012
NEWPORT NEWS, Va.--The Atlantic 10 Conference will send 30 teams to five NCAA Cross Country Regional races that will be run Friday.
There will be 14 women's teams and 16 men's teams competing for a trip to the NCAA Championships. Each of the regional sites will have multiple A-10 teams except for the Midwest Regional at Missouri State in Springfield, Mo. Saint Louis, which is sending both its men's and women's teams, will be the only conference school competing at that site.
A-10 member Charlotte will host the Southeast Regional. Both 49ers squads get the opportunity to compete on one of their home courses - McAlpine Creek Park. Also racing at the Charlotte site are both Richmond teams and the VCU men's team.
The regional with the largest contingent of Atlantic 10 teams will be the Mid-Atlantic Regional, which is being hosted by Penn State. Duquesne, George Washington, La Salle, Saint Joseph's and Temple will each send both their men's and women's teams to the site, totaling 10 A-10 teams at the Mid-Atlantic Regional.
The 2012 Atlantic 10 Champions, Butler's men's and women's teams, will compete at the Great Lakes Regional, along with both Dayton and both Xavier teams. Wisconsin is hosting the Great Lakes Regional in Maidson, Wis.
Seven other conference teams will also compete in Maidson, albeit this one in Connecticut. Fordham, Massachusetts and St. Bonaventure will send both squads and Rhode Island will send it's men's team to the Northeast Regional, which is being hosted by Yale University and Fairfield University.
Links to information on each regional site can be found below: