Edwardsville, Ill. – The 2017 cross country schedule has been released for the fall season. The schedule includes seven events, five of which will be run in the state of Illinois.
The Cougars have 11 total returning runners from last year's men's (five) and women's (six) teams.
"Our schedule allows us to race against high-quality competition throughout our region," said SIUE Assistant Coach Kayla Brown. "We are excited to see our student-athletes progress through the season."
The season begins with the Walt Crawford Open at Eastern Illinois in Charleston, Illinois, Sept. 1. The following week, SIUE will travel to Normal, Illinois, for the Illinois State invite Sept. 8.
"We are excited to begin the season at EIU, which will allow us to preview the Ohio Valley Conference Championship course," Brown added.
On Sept. 16 the Cougars will head to Evansville, Indiana, for the Stegemoller Classic. Next, the Cougars will travel to Peoria, Illinois to race in the Bradley Invitational Oct. 6. To wrap up the regular season, SIUE will compete in the Bradley Pink Classic in Peoria, Illinois, Oct. 13.
To begin postseason play, the Cougars will compete in the OVC Championships at EIU Oct. 28. The NCAA Regionals will be held in Ames, Iowa, Nov. 10.