Mount St. Mary's University has announced its 2009 Cross Country
Schedule. The Mount opens the season by hosting the Mount St.
Mary's 5K Duals on campus.
The Mount opens the season by hosting the 5K Duals on Friday, September 4th. This will be the sixth straight season the Mount has opened its schedule by hosting the event. Last year, Navy won the women's meet while Maryland-Baltimore County won the men's side. Kyle Ryan (New Market, Md./Linganore) finished in 11th place overall to pace the Mount.
The team returns to action on Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Navy Invitational. It will be the second-straight season the Mount has appeared at that meet. The following week, the Mount will get a chance to preview the Northeast Conference Championship course when it heads to the Quinnipiac Invitational on September 19.
On October 2nd, the Mount heads to the prestigious Paul Short Invitational hosted by Lehigh. Two weeks later, the Mountaineers head to the Penn State National Invitational on October 16.
The Northeast Conference Championships, which are being hosted by Quinnipiac University, are on October 31st. Last year, the Mount men's team finished second at the NEC's with three student-athletes earning All-NEC honors. Ryan was fourth overall at the NEC's with Dylan Bernard (Frederick, Md./Urbana) finishing in fifth place. Matt Logie (Germantown, Md./Northwest), who graduated this past May, finished 13th overall to earn All-NEC honors for the fourth-straight season. The Mount women finished eighth last year at the NEC's.
The season concludes with the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals hosted by Maryland-Eastern Shore on Nov. 14.