For the second straight season, the Pac-12 Network will broadcast the Pac-12 Cross Country Championships live, showcasing once again one of the top meets in the nation. The meet will take place on Oct. 26 in Stanford, Calif., with Stanford University hosting the men’s and women’s championships.
The championship is one of six meets on the Colorado Buffaloes schedule, announced on Thursday. Like they have done in the past, the Buffs will kick off their season at the CSU Invitational in Fort Collins (the date has not been released).
Three meets will take place in Madison, Wis., starting on Sept. 28 with the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational. Two weeks later, CU will return to Madison for the NCAA Pre-National Invitational on Oct. 13. The final meet in Wisconsin will be the NCAA Championships on Nov. 17, but before the Buffaloes can get to nationals, they will have to race at the NCAA Mountain Region Championship on Nov. 9 in Provo, Utah.
The Buffs return a solid core of harriers this fall. The women’s team, which finished third at NCAAs after winning their third straight Pac-12 team title, return two All-Americans from that squad (junior Sage Hurta and senior Dani Jones) as well as senior Mackenzie Caldwell, who was an All-American in 2016. The men placed second at the conference meet in 2017 and return All-Americans redshirt junior John Dressel, sophomore Eduardo Herrera and junior Joe Klecker.
2018 Colorado cross country schedule
TBA at Colorado State Invitational (Fort Collins)
Sept. 28 at Nuttycombe Invitational (Madison, Wis.)
Oct. 13 at NCAA Pre-Nationals (Madison, Wis.)
Oct. 26 at Pac-12 Championships (Stanford, Calif.)
Nov. 9 at NCAA Mountain Region Championship (Provo, Utah)
Nov. 17 at NCAA Championships (Madison, Wis.)