First Elon Cross Country Meet At Home
Saturday marked a special day for the Elon men’s and women’s cross country teams. Not only was it the first meet of the season, but it was also the first meet ever held at Elon.
Though Elon had the land for a cross country course, it was never developed. Then it became Elon’s turn to host the conference championship and Coach Christine Engel couldn’t pass that up.
“When it was our turn to host the conference championships there certainly was such excitement to be able to hold the even that we kind of got on developing the land and making sure we had a course that was a championship-type level course,” Engel said.
The course is the newest addition to South Campus, where the club sports field and driving range are. It begins on the club sport fields, then winds through the woods, across the driving range, and around the lake before the runners cross the finish line.
“Its 8,000 meters, which is 5 miles for the men and 5,000 meters, which is 3.1 miles for the women,” Engel said.
The cross country team is excited to finally get to race on their home turf in the first Elon Invitational. Later this year, the Southern Conference championship will be held at Elon.Explore posts in the same categories: Sports