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Nebraska Cross Country - Pioneers Park

Pioneers Park

The Nebraska cross country program hosts the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational each year at Pioneers Park.

Located in southwest Lincoln, the Huskers home course is Pioneers Park where Nebraska annually hosts the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational. The meet celebrated its 24th year of competition in 2013 and is one of the largest annual races in the Midwest, as nearly 700 athletes compete. Pioneers Park holds a challenging 5,000-meter course that rolls over the tree-covered hills in the 900-acre park.

Nebraska has captured 12 men’s titles and 17 women’s titles, including the 2013 men's title. The Huskers swept the 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 University titles. Nine athletes have captured 12 individual titles, including Fran ten Bensel, who won three consecutive titles in the 1990s. Lara Crofford won consecutive women's crowns in 2009 and 2010, while David Adams won the 2009 title and finished second in 2010.

Listed as one of the top five “most fit” cities in the nation, Lincoln has more than 128 miles of biking and hiking trails for the Huskers to train on. The cross country team can also practice on Nebraska’s world-class indoor track at the Devaney Center, its outdoor track at Ed Weir Stadium or on indoor field turf at the Hawks Championship Center.