Cross Country Teams Open Season This Weekend

BOISE, Idaho The Boise State University men’s and women’s cross country teams will open their seasons at the Nevada Chase Race, Saturday, in Reno, Nev.


The women will begin their 4,000-meter course at 9:30 a.m., while the men will begin their four-mile course at 10:00 a.m. Both competitions are being held at the Bartley Ranch Regional Park.


“These kids have been working hard all summer,” cross country coach David Welsh said. “We feel like we have a very competitive team this year, and we are looking forward to kicking off our season this weekend.”


The race is designated a handicap style event, where athletes of equal ability start at the same time. Seventh, eighth and high position athletes will start first, followed by fifth and six position athletes, third and fourth position athletes, and first and second position athletes. Each set of athletes will begin 20-seconds after the group in front of them, with the handicap times being deducted from each athlete’s time at the end of the race.


Competing with the Broncos on the women’s side will be Nevada, Sacramento State and Utah. Sacramento State will also be running against the Broncos on the men’s side.


Results will be posted at following the race’s conclusion.

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