Ole Miss Heads To 2013 Pre-National Invitational

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
Brian O'Neal

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
Brian O'Neal
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

Oct. 18, 2013

OXFORD, Miss. - The Ole Miss men's and women's cross country teams will compete in the 2013 Pre-National Invitational this Saturday.

The meet is hosted by Indiana State University at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in Terre Haute, Ind.

"The Pre-National Invitational will be a tough test for us. We're looking forward to the challenge this weekend," head coach Brian O'Neal said.

This will be the Rebels' last meet before the SEC Championships (Nov. 1 in Gainesville, Fla.) and NCAA South Regional (Nov. 15 in Tuscaloosa, Ala.).

The Rebel men and women are both coming off successful meets at the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational on Sept. 28. The men were led by sophomore Ian Carter, who ran under 25 minutes for the first time in his career. The women were led by freshman Michaela Quinn with a seventh place individual finish.

"What we want to do is to continue to get better," O'Neal said. "After Virginia, we've had a few weeks to get in more training and now we'll get to see how much we've improved against the toughest field we've faced this season."

Several teams competing in Terre Haute show up in the national rankings, and they are as follows:

Men:
1. Oklahoma State
2. Colorado
4. Oregon
9. Tulsa
10. Princeton
12. Indiana
18. Iona
19. Boise State
23. Villanova
24. Georgetown
29. Stanford

Women:
2. Florida State
5. Georgetown
6. Oregon
11. Stanford
12. Colorado
14. Michigan
16. Virginia
18. Villanova
19. Oklahoma State
20. Butler
21. William and Mary
23. Princeton
27. Penn State

The Rebel women are ranked seventh in the USTFCCCA South Region rankings heading into the Pre-National Invitational.

The men run in the 8K Blue Race at 10 a.m., and the women run the 6K Blue Race at 10:40 a.m.

Be sure and follow Ole Miss on Twitter at @OleMissTrack and head coach Brian O'Neal at @CoachBrianONeal. Also, check out Facebook.com/OleMissTrack.

Ole Miss Gear
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Blog
    • Chadwick's Top Moments: No. 12

      Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - Men's Tennis

      With Billy Chadwick's last  regular season in the books, the Rebels seem to be peeking and hoping to make a final postseason run for the legendary head coach.  Corresponding with such, we are also getting down to our final stretch... read more

    • Chadwick: 'We Control Our Destiny'

      Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - Men's Tennis

      One spot in the ITA national rankings can make all the difference.  Last season, San Diego, ranked No. 44 in the country, earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, while crosstown rival, San Diego State, ranked No. 45, was... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (April 7-13)

      Monday, April 14, 2014 - Baseball

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewApril 7-13, 2014Baseball- Ole Miss improved to 29-9 on the season and 9-6 in Southeastern Conference play after a pair of nonconference wins over Memphis and Murray State in the midweek and a series win... read more

    • Offense Sets Season Highs To Clinch Series

      Sunday, April 13, 2014 - Baseball

      Coming off a disappointing 6-5 loss in 10 innings Saturday, Ole Miss bounced back with a dominant 12-2 win Sunday to take the weekend series against Mississippi State in Starkville. At the plate, the Rebels set season high for runs... read more

    • Pitching, Defense Key Rebels To Win

      Friday, April 11, 2014 - Baseball

      Ole Miss struck early with five runs over the first four innings, which Chris Ellis and Wyatt Short made hold up in a 6-1 win over Mississippi State Friday night at Dudy Noble Field. The leadoff man for Mississippi State... read more

    • Rebels Prepared For Possible Record Crowds

      Friday, April 11, 2014 - Baseball

      Riding a six-game win streak, Ole Miss travels to face Mississippi State in a three-game weekend series as part of Super Bulldog Weekend, which also includes Saturday's Maroon-White spring football game. Mississippi State has averaged 7,700 fans at Dudy Noble... read more

    • VIDEO: The Legend Of Billy Chadwick

      Thursday, April 10, 2014 - Men's Tennis

      read more

    • The Season: Ole Miss Men's Tennis

      Thursday, April 10, 2014 - Men's Tennis

      read more

    • VIDEO: Mike Bianco

      Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - Baseball

      Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco recaps Wednesday's 8-5 win over Murray State and previews the upcoming three-game series at Mississippi State starting Friday at 6:30 p.m.... read more

    • VIDEO: Ole Miss-Murray State Highlights

      Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - Baseball

      read more

    • Allen, Orvis Lead Barrage In Win Over Memphis

      Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - Baseball

      The Ole Miss offense exploded for nine runs on 14 hits in a 9-1 win over Memphis at AutoZone Park. The barrage included five multi-hit games and a season-high seven extra-base hits, including home runs by Will Allen and Sikes... read more

    • Chadwick's Top Moments: No. 13

      Monday, April 7, 2014 - Men's Tennis

      We begin this week with No. 13 and entering the 2002 season for the Ole Miss tennis team.  The Southeastern Conference implemented a new setup, dividing the conference into two divisions - SEC East and SEC West.  This moment... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (March 31-April 6)

      Monday, April 7, 2014 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewMarch 31-April 6, 2014Baseball- Ole Miss picked up its second sweep in SEC play with three wins over the Auburn Tigers this past weekend, including a doubleheader sweep Saturday.- Left-handed pitcher Christian Trent posted a... read more

    • VIDEO: Ole Miss-Auburn Highlights

      Saturday, April 5, 2014 - Baseball

       Game One HighlightsGame Two Highlights... read more

    • Laxer Caps Great Day On The Mound For Rebels

      Saturday, April 5, 2014 - Baseball

      Ole Miss held Auburn scoreless for 22 straight innings, from the seventh inning of the series opener Friday through the sixth inning of the series finale Saturday, but the weekend sweep remained in doubt in the eighth inning of the... read more