XC Splits to Wisconsin, Lewiston
Oct. 11, 2017
BOISE, Idaho – For the second weekend this fall, the Boise State men’s and women’s cross country teams will split to separate meets. The team will send a squad of runners to compete at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational, and the Inland Empire Challenge.
WHERE: Boise State will send a group of runners to the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational. The race will take place at the Thomas Zimmer Championship Course – the site of the 2018 NCAA Cross Country Championships – in Madison, Wisc.
The contingent racing at the Inland Empire Challenge will compete at the LCSC Orchards Cross Country course in Lewiston, Idaho.
WHEN: The Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational will take place Friday, Oct. 13, while the Broncos competing in Lewiston will race on Saturday, Oct. 14.
Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational Women’s B Race (6-kilometer)- Oct. 13, 10 a.m. (MT)
Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational Women’s Championship Race (6-kilometer)- Oct. 13, 11:20 a.m. (MT)
Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational Men’s Championship Race (8-kilometer)- Oct. 13, Noon (MT)
Inland Empire Challenge Women’s Race (5-kilometer)- 11 a.m. (MT)
Inland Empire Challenge Men’s Race (8-kilometer)- 11:45 a.m. (MT)
RESULTS: Live results will be available for the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational here.
There will be no live results for the Inland Empire Challenge.
STREAM: Fans with a FloPro account will be able to stream the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational here. There will be no live stream for the Inland Empire Challenge.
IN THE RANKINGS: The Broncos continue to be a strong presence in the latest USTFCCCA National Coaches’ Poll (Oct. 3). Both teams rank in the top 15 after the men jumped 11 spots to No. 15 nationally. The women remained ranked No. 13 after winning the Greater Louisville Classic (Sept. 30).
THE FIELD: Boise State will face a highly competitive field in Wisconsin. Of the 35 team’s participating on the men’s side, 20 are ranked by the USTFCCCA, while another eight were receiving votes. The men’s field includes: No. 1 Northern Arizona, No. 3 Syracuse, No. 4 Stanford, No. 6 Southern Utah, No. 10 Furman, No. 11 Colorado State, No. 13 Iona, No. 14 Iowa State, No. 15 Boise State, No. 16 Illinois, No. 17 Michigan State, No. 18 Virginia, No. 20 UCLA, No. 21 Indiana, No. 23 Air Force, No. 25 Michigan, No. 25 Portland, No. 28 Wisconsin, No. 29 Washington State, No. 30 Columbia.
The women’s field features 14 teams ranked in the latest USTFCCCA poll: No. 3 New Mexico, No. 5 Stanford, No. 6 San Francisco, No. 8 Providence, No. 11 Washington, No. 13 Boise State, No. 14 Indiana, No. 17 Wisconsin, No. 18 Iowa State, No. 21 Furman, No. 22 Georgetown, No. 22 Utah, No. 27 Yale, No. 28 Virginia.
NCAA Division I team’s competing alongside the Broncos at the Inland Empire Challenge include: Eastern Washington, Gonzaga, Idaho, Montana and Washington State.
BACK FOR MORE: This will be the fourth-straight season the Broncos race at the Wisconsin-hosted meet. The men placed 15th last season, while the women placed 18th. A Bronco woman has won the individual title at the meet the past two seasons.
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