Cross country to host D-II National Preview on Saturday

Cross country to host D-II National Preview on Saturday

SAINT LEO, Fla. – Saint Leo University will be giving Division II cross country runners an advance look at the course for the NCAA South Region and national championship meets, when it hosts the Saint Leo Division II National Preview this Saturday at The Abbey Golf Course.

The men's 8K race will start at 8:00 a.m., with the women's 6K event slated to start at 9:15 a.m.

Currently slated to compete in the event are:

Men's 8K: Saint Leo University, Augusta University, Young Harris College, Wilmington University (Del.), Flagler College, Valdosta State, Florida Southern, Malone University, and Morehouse College.

Wilmington (No. 8 East), Florida Southern (No. 2 South), Saint Leo (No. 3 South), Augusta (No. 4 Southeast), Flagler (No. 5 Southeast), and Young Harris (No. 10 Southeast) are all regionally ranked.

Women's 6K: No. 17 Malone University, No. 25 Saint Leo University, Augusta University, Young Harris College, Wilmington University (Del.), Flagler College, Valdosta State, Florida Southern College, University of Tampa, St. Thomas Aquinas, and Palm Beach Atlantic University.

Malone (No. 6 Midwest), Saint Leo (No. 1 South), Tampa (No. 4 South), Valdosta State (No. 8 South), Palm Beach Atlantic (No. 10 South), Augusta (No. 7 Southeast), and Flagler (No. 10 Southeast) are all regionally ranked.

Admission for the event will be $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens (62-and-over), and $3 for students with ID. Children (11-and-under) and active-duty military with ID will be admitted free of charge. Parking will be free on the Saint Leo University Campus, located directly across State Road 52 from The Abbey course.

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