Rain or Shine, Cross Country Set for UTA Season Opener

Freshman Emily Koenig looks to lead the women's team to a first place finish
 
Freshman Emily Koenig looks to lead the women's team to a first place finish
 

Sept. 9, 2010

Arlington, Texas - With one meet under their belts, the UT Arlington men's and women's cross country teams will have home advantage Saturday morning, when they host the UT Arlington Season Opener at Vandergriff Park.

The season opener consists of six teams that includes North Texas, TCU, Texas A&M-Commerce, Pull Quinn, Baylor and SMU (women only).

"The competition will be a lot stiffer so I look for us to run much better," said Head Coach John Sauerhage. "We have had good workouts and we're ready to start showing what we got."

Last week, the Mavs competed at the Midwestern State Invitational where the women took third while the men cross the finish line in fourth.

Freshman Emily Koenig led the women's team with a first place finish in the 4k and earned herself Southland Conference Athlete of the Week honors.

"I feel with us at home we'll be in our normal routine for competition, so look for our team to have a much better performance at this meet than we did previously," said Sauerhage.

The women are set to run at 8 a.m. while the men will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Gerald Richey H.S. Meet Information

Due to Wednesday's rain no Friday warm-ups will be permitted at Vandergriff Park. If any alterations to the course need to be made you will be notified Saturday morning.

Also park officials will not permit any parking on the grass due to rain. Your car or bus will be towed of ticketed.

Below is the list of high schools competing in Saturday's meet.

Alvord
Alvord
Anna
Anna
Austin Westlake
Austin Westlake
Boyd
Caddo Mills
Cleburne
Cleburne
Crowley North Crowley
Crowley North Crowley
Dallas Adams
Dallas Adams
Dallas Jesuit
Duncanville
Duncanville
Fellowship Academy
Fellowship Academy
Fort Worth Carter-Riverside
Fort Worth Carter-Riverside
Fort Worth Eastern Hills
Fort Worth Eastern Hills
Fort Worth Polytechnic
Fort Worth Polytechnic
Fort Worth Trimble Tech
Fort Worth Trimble Tech
Godley
Gunter
Gunter
Humble Kingwood
Krum
Life Red Oak
Life Red Oak
Longview Pine Tree
Longview Pine Tree
Mansfield Summit
Mansfield Summit
Mesquite Poteet
Princeton
Princeton
Prosper
Prosper
Richardson Pearce
Richardson Pearce
Running Factory USA Track Club
Sanger
Sanger
Shelton School
Shelton School
Temple
Tolar
Tolar
Van Alstyne
Van Alstyne
Venus
Venus
Weatherford
Weatherford

 

 

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