Cross Country to Host Pre-Conference Meet on Friday

DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire cross country teams return to action on Friday afternoon when the Wildcats host the America East Pre-Conference Meet at College Woods. The meet will serve as a prelude to next month's conference championships, also held at the College Woods course.

Friday's meet will feature five teams from the America East, including UNH, Maine, Vermont, Albany and Boston University. The women's 5K race will open the event at 1:30 p.m., followed by the men's 8K race at 2:15 p.m.

The women's squad was recently ranked 13th in this week's Northeast Region Poll that was released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). New Hampshire tied for second at the America East Championships last season followed by a 12th-place finish at the NCAA Northeast Regional meet. On the men's side, the Wildcats placed seventh at the 2011 America East Championships and went on to finish 21st at the NCAA Northeast Regional meet.

New Hampshire will play host to the 2012 America East Cross Country Championships on Saturday, Oct. 27 at College Woods, located behind the UNH Field House. The women's 5K race begins at 10 a.m., followed by the men's 8K race at 11 a.m.

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