...while the Men will open their season in two weeks at the Paul Short Run in PA...
Amy Van Alstine will open her season with her
Freshman, Jill Prentice set a meet and course record
Women's Cross Country Prepares For Wolfpack Invitational
The women's team travels to N.C. for their first appearance since the Spider Alumni Open.
Sept. 15, 2010
UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND - The women's cross country team travels to Cary, N.C. this week to participate in the 17th Annual Wolfpack Invitational hosted by NC State. The women's 5K race is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. on Friday.
"We are looking forward to having our team together for the first time this season," said women's head coach Lori Taylor. "Our staff is particularly interested in how our athletes race as a team. We need to continue to build upon the progression we've seen in the first 4 weeks of the season."
The Spiders have not competed since the Alumni Open on Sept. 4 when the women's team beat William & Mary (16-46) claiming the top 4 spots in the race. In her first collegiate competition, Jill Prentice (see top of page) captured first-place in the women's 2-mile run with a time of 10:57.30. In addition to the win, Prentice broke both the course and meet records set in 2007 by Kylee Schuler (11:03.10).
as one of the team captains for the Spiders.
This will be Richmond's first appearance at the Woldpack Invitational, and they are expected to compete against NC State University, East Carolina University, Barton College, St. Augustine's College and several others. The race will be held at the WakeMed Soccer Park Cross Country Course and kicks off at 5:30 p.m.
Stay tuned to RichmondSpiders.com for a complete report of Friday's meet.
For more in-depth coverage on the race and the women's Wolfpack experience, visit Coach Taylor's blog, or follow him on Twitter.