Cross Country at Inland NW Classic Friday
Oct. 11, 2011
Friday, October 14, Spokane Falls C.C.
4:00 p.m. PT Women's 5,000m race
4:45 p.m. PT Men's 8,000m race
COUGARS TO RACE AGAINST NORTHWEST OPPONENTS IN SPOKANE
LEADING THE WAY
RACING THIS FRIDAY
"I expect everyone to run," Julian said. "We have one or two athletes who are coming off some tiny injuries, but I expect both the men's and women's full teams to run. They need to get a full race in."
COACH JULIAN'S EXPECTATIONS FOR THIS FRIDAY
"There are a couple pretty solid teams there, but we have two very, very strong teams so if we are going to run at full strength, I wouldn't perceive that we should get beat. But that's the nature of why we race, because it's possible.
"In the past we used to go to a really big meet this weekend. I think just with the travel and the emotional toll, it can make these athletes a little tired going into a conference meet. So we are just going to try to change things a little bit this year - stay home and we will be back in time to get a good night's sleep and get a nice run in the morning and watch a little football on Saturday.
"You need almost a week to recover alone, and then almost another week to prepare for the next competition. That two weeks (between Friday's race and the Pac-12s) will go by quickly."
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