Familiar courses await Tech cross country runners in 2010
Jul 11, 2010
Golden Eagles host two meets, including OVC
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech cross country teams
will run on some familiar turf this fall, including two meets on
their “home” layout at Southern Hills Golf Course. In
addition to hosting their annual TTU Invitational in early October,
coach Tony Cox and his teams will serve as hosts for the 2010 Ohio
Valley Conference Championships later in the month.
The Golden Eagle runners get the season underway with a return
to the Sewanee Invitational on Sept. 4, and run in the Western
Kentucky Invitational two weeks later in Bowling Green, Ky., on
The first home meet is the TTU Invitational, set for the starting
gun at 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 1, at Southern Hills. Tech runs in
the Furman Invitational on Oct. 9 and the Evansville Invitational
on Oct. 16, to wrap up the regular season.
The OVC meet is Saturday, Oct. 30, at Southern Hills. Tech is
slated to run in the NCAA South Regional meet in Birmingham, Ala.,
on Nov. 13 with hopes of advancing to the national championships in
Terre Haute, Ind., Nov. 22.
“I am looking forward to the upcoming season,” Cox
said. “We have an extremely young women's team, so it will be
fun to watch them grow over the years.
“Our men's team may be the best we have had in a long
time,” Cox added. “We lost some seniors last year, but
have several good seniors this year, along with a couple of
freshmen and sophomores who are going to help us a lot.”
With experience competing at each of the venues on the 2010
schedule, Cox said his runners are anxious to undertake the
challenges of the coming season.
“Everyone is training hard this summer and even though we
are still two months away, I can't wait for the season to
begin.” Cox said.
Date / Meet / Site / Time
Sept. 4 at Sewanee Invitational / Sewanee, Tenn. / 10 a.m.
Sept. 18 at Western Kentucky Invitational / Bowling Green,
Ky. / 9 a.m.
Oct. 1 host Tennessee Tech Invitational * / Cookeville / 3
p.m. Oct. 9 at Furman Invitational / Greenville, S.C. /
Oct. 16 at Evansville Invitational / Evansville, Ind.
/ 11 a.m.
Oct. 30 host OVC Championships * / Cookeville / 9
Nov. 13 at NCAA South Regional / Birmingham, Ala. / 10 a.m.
Nov. 22 at NCAA National Championship / Terre Haute,
Ind. / 11 a.m.
* meet to be held at Southern Hills Golf Course in