Cross country announces 2005 schedule

Thursday, July 28, 2005

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 28, 2005) -  The East Tennessee State men's and women's cross country teams have announced their schedule for the 2005 season.  This will be the first year that the teams will be competing in the Atlantic Sun Conference and they will also face several teams for the first time. 

 

Both teams have a challenging schedule lined up for the fall.  The A-Sun conference meet is set for late October with many invitationals before that.  The cross country teams kick off their season on September 3rd at the Virginia Tech Invitational in Blacksburg, Va. 

 

"We're going into the new conference apprehensive of what we are going to run into with all the new schools to compete with," said head cross country coach Dave Walker.  "We should be ready for some good races, but we've got our hands full in this new league."

 

Last season, the men's team finished seventh and the women finished sixth in the conference.  All of the men are back to compete in 2005 with the women losing only one senior. 

 

"There are some injuries on the men's side including our lone senior Peter Dalton (Dublin, Ireland) so we'll have to see how he and the rest of the guys bounce back from that," Walker said.  "The women's team is rebuilding this year with a young team but we're still recruiting."

 

Visit ETSUBucs.com for coverage and updates for all of ETSU's varsity athletics teams.  The complete 2005 Bucs cross country schedule is listed below:



Sept. 3rd at Virginia Tech Invitational Blacksburg, Va.
Sept.10th at Lou Onesty Invitational Charlottesville, Va.
Sept. 24th at Greensboro Invitational Greensboro, N.C.
Sept. 30th at Covered Bridge Invitational Boone, N.C.
Oct.1st at Volunteer classic Knoxville, Tenn.
Oct. 8th at Furman Invitational Furman, S.C
Oct. 29th at A-Sun Conference Championships Buies Creek, N.C.
Nov.12th at NCAA South Regional Gainesville, Fla.
Nov. 21st at NCAA Cross Country Nationals Terre Haute, Ind.
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MCC NCAA South Regional Tallahassee, Fla.
Nov 14 13 of 22
WCC NCAA South Regional Tallahassee, Fla.
Nov 14 23 of 29
VB ETSU 3 Charleston, S.C.
Nov 14 The Citadel 1
WBB ETSU 81 Final
Nov 14 University of North Carolina at Asheville 68
MBB ETSU 76 F
Nov 14 Valparaiso 90
VB ETSU 3 Macon, Ga.
Nov 15 Mercer University 1
WBB High Point University 76 Final
Nov 17 ETSU 84
MBB Virginia-Wise 66 F
Nov 18 ETSU 111
WBB Appalachian State University 76 Final
Nov 19 ETSU 70
WBB ETSU 79 Final
Nov 21 Saint Francis University 63
VB ETSU Greensboro, N.C.
Nov 22, 12:00 p.m. No. 5 Western Carolina (SoCon Quarterfinal)
MBB UNC Asheville 87 F
Nov 22, 12:00 p.m. ETSU 98
MBB ETSU Rock Hill, S.C.
Nov 24, 7:00 p.m. Winthrop
WBB ETSU Terre Haute, Ind.
Nov 24, 8:00 p.m. Indiana State University
WBB ETSU Bloomington, Ind.
Nov 26, 2:00 p.m. Indiana University
WBB ETSU Blacksburg, Va.
Nov 29, 5:00 p.m. Virginia Tech University
MBB ETSU Morehead, Ky.
Dec 1, 7:00 p.m. Morehead State
WBB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Dec 3, 5:00 p.m. George Mason University
MBB Western Carolina Freedom Hall
Dec 3, 8:00 p.m. ETSU