NCAA Pre-National cross-country is Saturday at Louisville

Kentucky’s Cally Macumber, left, placed second in last month’s Greater Louisville Invitational at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park. (Photo: Mark Maloney)

The highly competitive field that boasts 15 nationally ranked teams for Saturday’s NCAA Division I Pre-National Cross Country meet, hosted by the University of Louisville at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park, is set.

Four races will be held, with the men’s red seeded race starting the day at 9:30 a.m. The women’s red race is at 10:15 a.m. Following that is a pair of unseeded races: the men’s black race at 10:45 a.m. and the women’s black at 11:30 a.m.

The Louisville and Kentucky men’s squads will take part in the first morning race, competing against No. 3-ranked Brigham Young, No. 7 Colorado, No. 9 Tulsa, No. 14 Florida State and No. 15 Oregon. Last time out, Louisville finished sixth at the Greater Louisville Classic against a field that consisted of numerous ranked teams, including Iona, Texas and Arizona.

The Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky women’s squads are set to participate in the 10:15 a.m. race.

Box assignments for the men’s red division: 1. Montana State; 2. Florida; 3. Wichita State; 4. Butler; 5. Florida State; 6. Davidson; 7. Lamar; 8. William and Mary; 9. Brigham Young; 10. Loyola (Ill.); 11. Central Michigan; 12. Kennesaw State; 13. Miami (Ohio); 14. Lehigh; 15. Weber State; 16. Texas at El Paso; 17. Eastern Michigan; 18. Georgetown (D.C.); 19. McNeese State; 20. Tulsa; 21. Louisville; 22. Oregon; 23. Cincinnati; 24. Boise State; 25. California Santa Barbara; 26. Duke; 27. Air Force; 28. Utah State; 29. Villanova; 30. Southern Utah; 31. Kentucky; 32. Bucknell; 33. Duquesne; 34. North Carolina Greensboro; 35. Indiana State; 36. Colorado; 37. Virginia Tech; 38. Utah Valley. 39. Iowa; 40. Rice.

Box assignments for the women’s red division: 1. Duquesne; 2. West Virginia; 3. Illinois; 4. California-Davis; 5. Michigan; 6. East Carolina; 7. Xavier (Ohio); 8. Loyola (Ill.); 9. Oregon State; 10. Southern Utah; 11. Baylor; 12. Kentucky; 13. Florida State; 14. William and Mary; 15. Georgetown (D.C.); 16. Appalachian State; 17. Clemson; 18. Kansas Satate; 19. New Hampshire; 20. Oregon; 21. Boise State; 22. Eastern Michigan; 23. Villanova; 24. California Santa Barbara; 25. Tulsa; 26. Texas-El Paso; 27. Elon; 28. Air Force; 29. Butler; 30. Colorado; 31. Florida; 32. Montana State; 33. Miami (Ohio); 34. Utah; 35. Texas; 36. Wichita State; 37. Ohio; 38. Virginia Tech; 39. Eastern Kentucky.

Box assignments for the men’s black division: 1. Eastern Michigan/Florida State; 2. Virginia Tech/Boise State; 3. Florida/Georgetown (D.C.)/Loyola (Ill.); 4. Duquesne/Kentucky; 5. Furman; 6. Eastern Kentucky; 7. Memphis; 8. Florida A&M; 9. Xavier (Ohio); 10. Idaho; 11. Wright State; 12. Norfolk State; 13. Campbell; 14. Akron; 15. Dayton; 16. New Hampshire; 17. Southeast Missouri State; 18. Drake; 19. Toledo; 20. Youngstown State; 21. Elon/Iowa; 22. Missouri-Kansas City; 23. East Carolina; 24. Western Kentucky; 25. Indiana; 26. Clemson; 27. North Carolina Asheville; 28. Kent State; 29. North Florida; 30. Kansas State; 31. Ohio; 32. Mercer; 33. Albany; 34. Davidson/McNeese State; 35. Louisville/Brigham Young; 36. Indiana State/Montana State; 37. Utah State/Miami (Ohio); 38. Wichita State/Villanova; 39. Air Force/Southern Utah; 40. Colorado/Bucknell; 41. Butler/Duke; 42. William and Mary/Tulsa; 43. Cincinnati/Oregon; 44. Lehigh/Central Michigan; 45. California Santa Barbara/North Carolina Greensboro/individuals.
*  Bolded teams will be scored in the unseeded race. Unbolded schools signify additional runners from teams competing in seeded race or incomplete teams.
Box assignments for women’s black division: 1. Kentucky/Georgetown (D.C.); 2. Elon/West Virginia; 3. Tulsa/Ohio; 4. Boise State/Miami (Ohio); 5. Lamar; 6. Central Michigan; 7. Utah State; 8. Utah Valley; 9. Cincinnati; 10. Akron; 11. Furman; 12. Dayton; 13. North Carolina Greensboro; 14. Mercer; 15. Youngstown State; 16. Louisville; 17. North Carolina Asheville; 18. Albany; 19. Toledo; 20. Idaho; 21. Murray State; 22. Indiana State; 23. Kent State; 24. Missouri-Kansas City; 25. Memphis; 26. Southeast Missouri State; 27. South Carolina; 28. Indiana; 29. Bucknell; 30. Appalachian State/Xavier (Ohio); 31. Florida State/Illinois; 32. Clemson/Loyola (Ill.); 33. Air Force/Michigan; 34. Wichita State/Colorado; 35. Montana State/Villanova; 36. California-Davis/Bucknell; 37. Oregon/Duquesne; 38. Kansas State/Southern Utah; 39. Utah/Virginia Tech; 40. Baylor/William and Mary; 41. Florida/Eastern Kentucky; 42. Butler/Eastern Michigan; 43. New Hampshire/Texas; 44. California-Santa Barbara/Orgegon State; 45. Individuals.

 



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