SEATTLE--The University of Washington announced its 2013 cross country schedule Thursday, with a full slate of meets on the road to the NCAA championships in Terre Haute, Indiana in November.
The season opens for the Huskies on August 30th at Magnuson Park (photo of last year's meet by Paul Merca) with a low-key open meet co-hosted by Seattle University.
Washington's annual Sundodger Invitational is set for September 14 at its usual spot at Lincoln Park in West Seattle. From there the Huskies will be on the move every two weeks, heading first down to Eugene for Oregon's annual Bill Dellinger Invite on October 5.
For the third year in a row, UW will head to Wisconsin for the adidas Wisconsin Invitational, which has featured the year's largest fields the past two years. The race in Madison is set for Oct. 19, while back in Seattle on the same day, the Huskies have the option of sending competitors to the Emerald City Open at Woodland Park.
The University of Colorado hosts the Pac-12 Championships in Louisville, Colorado., outside of Boulder, for the first time since joining the conference. That race is set for November 2.
The NCAA West Regionals will be in Sacramento, Calif. this year on November 15, with the qualifying teams converging on Terre Haute, Ind. and the LaVern Gibson Championship Course on November 23.
GOETHALS FAMILY NEEDS YOUR HELP
On our way to Moscow, just saw a link to a story on media partner Flotrack on Diane Goethals, who is battling breast cancer.
Diane is the mother of University of Washington runner Megan Goethals (left/photo by Paul Merca).
In an effort to help the Goethals family, a bunch of family friends from Goethals' home town of Rochester Hills, Michigan are hosting the Goethals 24 Hour Challenge at Rochester HS, where hundreds of soccer players, runners, and walkers will play and run.
NOTE: The University of Washington contributed to this report.