CHARLESTON, S.C. - The College of Charleston cross country program is adding a meet to the schedule next weekend, and will return to Charlotte, N.C. to compete in the Royals Cross Country Challenge.
The decision was made in response to hostile weather conditions forcing The College to withdraw from the USC Upstate Invitational this past weekend in Spartanburg, S.C. at Milliken.
“I'm excited about this meet,” said head coach Amy Seago. “It's a popular meet in its own right, but with many teams' travel schedules affected this past weekend like outs was, that's even more true. Over 60 schools are scheduled to attend.”
The venue will prove extremely familiar to the Cougars, as it will be run at the same McAlpine course that they ran at the end of September for the Charlotte Invitational. However, things will be a bit different on the women's side, as they will run a 5K version of the race as opposed to the 6K run they tackled in their previous outing at McAlpine.
Also different from last week's race will be the host. Instead of UNC Charlotte, this race will be hosted by Queens University of Charlotte, a Division II program competing in the South Atlantic Conference.
The meet is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 9. The women will take the track at 4 p.m., with the men following at 5:00 p.m.