Nov. 11, 2010
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WACO, Texas – Baylor’s cross country program will host the men’s and women’s NCAA South Central Regional for the seventh time in the last eight years at the Cottonwood Creek Golf Course on Saturday, Nov. 13, in Waco, Texas.
The women’s 6,000-meter race will start the day at 10 a.m., followed by the men’s 10,000-meter race at 11 a.m. The award ceremonies will take place at the conclusion of the men’s race.
As part of the South Central Region, the Bears will host teams from Arkansas, Louisiana and the eastern half of Texas with two automatic bids to the NCAA Championships on the line. For the women, Texas tops the regional rankings, followed by Arkansas, Rice, Texas A&M and Stephen F. Austin with Baylor sixth. On the men’s side, the top five in the region are Arkansas, Texas, Lamar, McNeese State and Arkansas-Little Rock, followed by No. 6 Baylor.
Baylor’s women are coming off a 10th-place finish at the Big 12 Championships, but enter the weekend looking to continue a string of seven consecutive berths to the NCAA Championships. At the Big 12 meet, the Lady Bears got top-30 finishes from junior Cate Westenhover, who was 26th, and freshman Robyn Bennett in 30th. Earlier this season, Westenhover led a 1-2-4 BU finish at the Bear Twilight Invitational to help the Bears win the team title. Leigh Ann Ganzar finished second, and Kristen Hanselka was fourth in the race.
The Baylor men enter the regional meet coming off an eighth-place team showing at the Big 12 Championships, their highest finish since 2006. The Bears were led by a 31st-place finish from Robbie Knorr, who has been the top finisher for BU in each event this season. Baylor collected team victories at the Bear Twilight Invitational and the UTA Season Opener earlier this season, but haven’t made the NCAA Championships since the lone appearance in program history in 1994.
Results will be posted on www.baylorbears.com immediately following the conclusion of the event.