CROSS COUNTRY HOSTS CAPITAL CROSS CHALLENGE ON SATURDAY AT HAGGIN OAKS

CROSS COUNTRY HOSTS CAPITAL CROSS CHALLENGE ON SATURDAY AT HAGGIN OAKS

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento State cross country teams will get to compete at home this weekend at Capital Cross Challenge on Saturday, Sept. 30, at Haggin Oaks Golf Course. The men's 8K race will start at 9:50 a.m. while the women's 5K competition will get under way at 10:30.

Along with the collegiate races, there will be several other races which will include high school, middle school and youth athletes. Admission is free to all spectators but there is a charge for parking. This year's meet will be the largest in the race's history with over 3,900 athletes entered for the competitions.

This week's action marks the third Capital Cross Challenge. The meet is co-hosted by Sacramento State, the Sacramento Sports Commission and the Sacramento Running Association. Last season, Arizona State captured the Div. I team championships in both the men's and women's races.

The Hornets have previous hosted the Inter-Regional Jamboree and the NCAA West Regional in 2013 and 2016 at Haggin Oaks. Sacramento State and the Sacramento Sports Commission will welcome back the NCAA Div. I West Regional in 2018 and 2021 as well as the NCAA Div. I Championship in 2019.

This year's field includes 18 NCAA Div. I institutions as well as 13 from NCAA Div. II, III or junior colleges. The men's race will be headlined by Southern Utah which is currently ranked 13th nationally. San Francisco is the highest ranked Div. I women's team as the Dons are sixth in this week's poll. Chico State is ranked fourth in the NCAA Div. II men's poll and the Wildcat women are 11th. Cal Poly Pomona's men's team is seventh and the UC San Diego men are 22nd. In the women's race, Cal Poly Pomona is currently ranked 18th nationally in Div. II.

Capital Cross Challenge
Sept. 30, 2017 | Haggin Oaks Golf Complex

Meet Schedule

8:00 am - Unseeded Varsity Boys 5K
8:25 am - Unseeded Varsity Girls 5K
8:55 am - Seeded Varsity Boys 5K
9:20 am - Seeded Varsity Girls 5K
9:50 am - College Men 8K
10:30 am - College Women 5K
11:00 am - Frosh/Soph. Boys (Div. 3, 4 & 5) 2 mi.
11:10 am - Frosh/Soph Boys (Div. 1 & 2) 2 mi.
11:20 am - Frosh/Soph Girls (Div. 3, 4 & 5) 2 mi.
11:30 am - Frosh/Soph Girls (Div. I & 2) 2 mi.
11:45 am - Open Boys 2 mi.
11:55 am - Open Girls 2 mi.
12:15 pm - Youth Boys 1.4 mi.
12:35 pm - Youth Girls 1.4 mi.

Teams

Div. I Men
Cal, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Northridge, Fresno State, Loyola Marymount, New Mexico State, Pepperdine, Sacramento State, San Jose State, Santa Clara, Southern Utah, Saint Mary's, UC Davis

Non-Div. I Men
Azusa Pacific, Cal Poly Pomona, Cal State Monterey Bay, Chico State, Hawaii Pacific, Holy Names, San Bernardino Valley, Sierra Nevada, Southern Oregon, Stanislaus State, UC San Diego, UC Santa Cruz, Strawberry Canyon Track Club, UC Davis Track Club

Div. I Women
Cal, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Northridge, Fresno State, Loyola Marymount, Nevada, New Mexico State, Pacific, Pepperdine, Sacramento State, San Diego State, San Francisco, San Jose State, Santa Clara, Southern Utah, UC Davis, UNLV

Non-Div. I Men
Azusa Pacific, Cal Poly Pomona, Cal State East Bay, Cal State Monterey Bay, Chico State, Hawaii Pacific, Holy Names, Sierra Nevada College, Southern Oregon, Stanislaus State, UC Davis Track Club, UC San Diego, UC Santa Cruz

Results

Results will be handled by Record Timing. A live link can be found at http://www.rtspt.com/events/SacStcxc17

Past Champions

Div. I Men's Team
2015 - Saint Mary's
2016 - Arizona State

Div. I Women's Team
2015 - Loyola Marymount
2016 - Arizona State

Men's Individual
2015 - Cormac McCullaugh, Saint Mary's, 24:30.0
2016 - William Reyes, Chico State, 23:29.8

Women's Individual
2015 - Chloe Berlioux, Sacramento State, 16:36.4 (5K)
2016 - Chelsey Albertson, Arizona State, 20:20.8 (6K)