AU to host NCAA Div. III cross country regional on Saturday

Tue, 2012-11-06 08:00 -- univcomm
November 6, 2012

Anderson University will host the NCAA Div. III Great Lakes Regional Cross Country Championships at Yule Golf Course in Alexandria on Nov. 10.

The Great Lakes Region includes all the NCAA Div. III schools in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. The meet rotates between those states every three years and determines who advances to the NCAA Div. III national cross country meet.

Indiana schools participating include Anderson, DePauw, Earlham, Franklin, Hanover, Manchester, Rose-Hulman, St. Mary's, Trine and Wabash. View Complete List [PDF].

"It is a privilege to be hosting this championship," said AU coach Scott Wilson. "The quality of competition is excellent and I expect a great crowd to cheer on these runners."

Approximately 38 teams will compete in the race, including host Anderson University. The Ravens last hosted the meet at Yule Golf Course in 1994.

The men's 8K race will start at 11 a.m., followed by the 6K women's event at noon. To view the course maps go to the NCAA Div. III Great Lakes Regional Home Page.

Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson University continues to be recognized as one of America's top colleges by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and Forbes. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, music, nursing, and theology.