GREENVILLE, S.C. – The fifth annual Furman Cross Country Classic will be held Sat., Sept. 8, on the Furman University Golf Course. The Paladins welcome 21 collegiate teams and 17 high school teams to the event.
The races will kick off with the Blue Shoes Open 5K at 7:30 a.m. The collegiate women's 6K event will commence at 8:30 a.m., followed by the collegiate men's 8K race at 9:15 a.m. At 10 a.m. the high school girls' championship 5K will begin, followed by the high school boys' championship 5K race at 10:45 a.m. The JV girls' 5K starts at 11:30 a.m. then the JV boys' 5K at 12:15 p.m. An awards presentation will begin at 1 p.m.
All races will be held on the cross country course of the Furman Golf Club, which has hosted two NCAA Division I Cross Country championships.
"We are very excited about several happenings this weekend," said Furman head coach Robert Gary. "Starting things off is our ground breaking ceremony for our new facility at 5 p.m. on Friday. This is possible due to the vision and investing in our program by the Borch Foundation. We then have our annual Stakeholders Dinner immediately following, where I deliver our state of the program and we will present our awards. The next morning, we host an open race for the community, then a college division, as well as over 1200 high schoolers. Our entire staff and supporters look forward to a very special weekend in anticipation of a very special year for the track and cross country programs."
Live results will be available following each race at http://www.ptgrouponline.com/Live/2017/XC/Furman1/ and on www.furmanpaladins.com, the official website for Furman University athletics.
Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information