Cross Country Heads South for Pac-12 Championships
Oct. 26, 2011
The Washington State men's and women's cross country teams will head to Litchfield Park, Arizona, to compete in the Pac-12 Conference Championships...men's 8,000m race and women's 6,000m race are to be held at Wigwam Golf Course in Litchfield Park...No. 22 Cougar men go into the conference championships ranked third in the West region behind only one team from the Pac-12, Stanford...results will be available on the official WSU Athletic website, wsucougars.com, when available post-race...live stats will be available on the Pac-12 website at http://pac-12.org/SPORTS/CrossCountry/Championships.aspx, during the race.
LEADING THE WAY
RACING THIS SATURDAY
"I don't mean to be coy or vague, but I think everyone looks good. We had a really good practice this morning. We will run well, no question about that."
COACH JULIAN'S EXPECTATIONS FOR SATURDAY'S RACE
"The men - it is kind of peculiar. I think Colorado and Stanford are certainly the class of the field. They are both very strong programs - top five programs in the country. After that, there is ourselves, Oregon, UCLA, Arizona State. We could run really quite well and have a great meet, maybe be a few points behind third and end up sixth. It is that condensed in there, and I think the national rankings reflect that too. I think we are all in there between 18th and 23rd nationally ranked. It is a really strong conference. There will be a great team that finishes fifth or sixth at that meet.
"Our guys understand. We have raced these teams before. We know that the margin of error is plus or minus one - it is going to be right down to the bitter end. But these guys are mature. It isn't there first rodeo. They are looking forward to it, which is maybe a change from years past."
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