Oct. 28, 2012
Rice is set to compete in the 2012 C-USA Men's Cross Country Championships at the Pine Belt National Golf Course Monday, Oct. 29, in Moselle, Miss., hosted by Southern Miss.
The men's 8K race begins at 10 a.m. An awards ceremony will follow the championships at 11 a.m. Admission is free.
East Carolina, Houston, Marshall, Memphis, Rice, Tulane, Tulsa, and UTEP are competing in the championship.
The Owls finished fourth in the C-USA meet a year ago, but are looking to improve on that mark. The Owls rank sixth in the South Central Region, ahead of C-USA foe Houston (15th). Memphis is ranked 8th in the South Region, UTEP ranks sixth in the Mountain Region and Tulsa ranks 19th nationally.
The Owls strongest performances came at the Rice Invitational, where the Owls finished second only to Texas A&M, and at the Rim Rock Invitational, where the Owls finished ahead of Nebraska and Kansas State.