Thursday, October 14, 2010

Largest Queens athletic event ever?

The Queens University of Charlotte cross country teams will host what could be the school's largest single-day athletic event when they stage the Royal Cross Country Challenge Friday afternoon.

Queens will host mostl of Conference Carolina's and the Southeast Region's Division II programs, in addition to Division I institutions such as Florida State, Georgia Tech, Elon and Davidson, UNC-Greensboro and UNC-Asheville -- nearly 700 competitors and 35 teams in all.

The women's 5,000-meter "Gold" race starts at 3:30 p.m. at McAlpine Creek Park, while the men's "Gold" 8k starts at 4:15 p.m. Admission to this event, which also serves as the pre-conference and pre-region meet, is free. For meet details and a full list of competing schools, click here.

Both Royals programs are currently ranked nationally, with the men's team at No. 7 and the women at No. 22.