Emory To Host 2012 NCAA South/Southeast Regional Cross Country Championships
Emory University will serve as the host institution for the 2012 NCAA Men's and Women's South/Southeast Regional Cross Country Championships. The event will be held on Saturday, November 10, at the Nash Farm Battlefield Course in Hampton, Georgia, the site of the 2011 Colonial Athletic Association Championships. The men's 8K race is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m., with the women's 6K competition starting at 11:00 a.m.
The South/Southeast Regional is one of eight regional championships that will be held across the country with a total of 16 teams (top two teams from each region) in both the men's and women's competition earning automatic berths to the NCAA D-III Championships while 16 squads will garner at-large berths. In addition, seven runners from each region from teams who do not qualify will be selected for the national championship which will be held on Nov. 17 at the LaVern Gibson Course in Terre Haute, Indiana.
"We are looking forward to once again hosting the NCAA Regional Championships this fall," said Emory head cross country coach John Curtin. "It will mean a lot to our athletes to compete at home on the Nash Battlefield Farm course the week before NCAA Nationals. It's a first-class race venue and we want to thank the folks from Henry County Parks and Recreation for making it available to Emory for this important national qualifying competition."
Emory last hosted the NCAA South/Southeast Regional Championships in 2006 when it was held at the Georgia Regional Hospital in Decatur.