OXFORD, Miss. – The Ole Miss cross country men’s and women’s teams are set to continue their strong season at the NCAA South Regional this Saturday.
The NCAA South Regional will be hosted by the University of Alabama at the Harry Pritchett Cross Country Course in Tuscaloosa. The men’s 10K race will begin at 10 a.m. CT, followed by the women’s 6K race at 11:15 a.m.
The top two teams from each regional across the country will automatically advance to the national meet, which will be held Nov. 21 in Terre Haute, Ind. The rest of the 31-team field (13 at-large) will be announced on Sunday, no later than 6 p.m. CT.
Led by senior Logan Waites, the Rebel women have had one of their most successful seasons in school history. They captured their highest finish ever at the SEC Championships (fifth), including the best two individual finishes in school history by Waites (11th) and Katie Breathitt (15th). They have also captured the team title at the Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic and Delaware Invitational, second place at the Crimson Classic and third place at the Greater Louisville Classic.
The Ole Miss women will enter the regional ranked fifth in the South Region in the most recent USTFCCCA poll.
Waites, who has led the Rebels throughout her career, has claimed a pair of individual titles this season (Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic, Delaware Invitational) and became the first woman in school history to earn All-SEC honors in cross country. She has claimed two SEC Athlete of the Week awards this year.
The Ole Miss men, ranked ninth in the South Region in the latest USTFCCCA poll, will also look to extend their season. They finished seventh at the SEC Championships, led by All-SEC senior Martin Kiuri’s ninth-place showing. Kirui earned All-South Region honors a year ago when he placed 18th at the regional.
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