GW Cross Country Announces 2012 Schedule
July 10, 2012
WASHINGTON - George Washington men's and women's cross country head coach Terry Weir has announced the Colonials' 2012 race schedule. The slate includes three races in the Washington, D.C. metro area.
"This schedule will serve as a way to gradually get faster as we work towards the Atlantic 10 Championship in late October," said second-year head coach Terry Weir. "We are aiming to improve our team finish on both the men's and women's side at A-10's."
The Colonials will open the season on August 31 with the first of a trio of consecutive local meets at the Catholic Invitational in northeast Washington.
The following weekend, GW will head to the Navy Invitational in Annapolis, Md., on September 15. GW will then round out its trio of local meets at the George Mason Invitational on September 29. Last season, then-junior Julia Weir recorded a season-high ninth-place finish at the Invite, which will be run on Oatlands Plantation.
The Colonials will head north to Princeton, N.J., for the Princeton Invitational on October 13, which will serve as the final tune-up race before the Atlantic 10 Championship. The conference championship will be held in Philadelphia, Pa., at Belmont Plateau in Fairmount Park.
GW will use the Cavalier Open in Charlottesville, Va., on November 2 as a prep race for the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional. This year, the regional returns to the Blue & White Golf Course on the campus of Penn State University in State College, Pa.
Pending performance at the Mid-Atlantic Regional the Colonials will conclude their season on November 17 at either the IC4A/ECAC Championships at Van Cortlandt Park in New York City or the NCAA Championships in Louisville, Ky.