Neb.- The Nebraska
cross country team hosts their lone home meet of
the 2012 season this Saturday as they will hold the Woody
Greeno/Nebraska Invitational at Pioneers Park in
Lincoln. The women will run at 10 a.m., while the men hit the trail at 10:45
a.m. With over 57 teams and 700 athletes competing, Nebraska Head Cross
Country Coach Dave Harris is excited to see how the young Huskers
compete in their first large meet of the season.
“It is always
good to compete in a large meet early in the season,”
Harris said. “There should be great
competition with no big gaps between runners.”
week the Huskers saw solid contributions from numerous newcomers as both the
men and women finished second in the team standings at the UNO/Creighton
Classic at Chili Greens in Omaha. After competing in their first meet of the
season, the young Huskers
look to gain valuable experience as they
continue through the bulk of their schedule.
“I think this
kind of meet is what we need right now this early in the season,” Harris said.
“We will see how they do competing against a larger number of competitors than
we saw last week in Omaha.”
The Husker women will look to win their
eighth straight team title at the Woody Greeno
Invitational, marking their second
longest winning streak in school history as the
team won nine straight from 1990-1998.
Husker men will look to
win their first team title at the Woody Greeno
Invitational since 2009.
Directions to Pioneer's Park...
From the Lincoln Airport: Start
out going southeast on Terminal towards West Adams Street by turning right.
Terminal becomes West Adams Street and West Adams Street becomes a ramp. Merge
onto I-80 West. Take the US-77 South exit (number 397) and merge onto Salt
Valley Roadway. Turn right onto Capitol Parkway, which eventually becomes South
Coddington Avenue. Turn left onto West Calvert Street
From I-80 west
and east: Get off on
Exit-397 and go south on Homestead Expressway. Take a right on Capitol Parkway
W. off Homestead Expressway. Capitol Parkway will turn into S. Coddington Ave.
After cross Van Dorn Street, you will enter Pioneer's Park on the east side.
From Downtown Lincoln: Get on Capitol Parkway W. off 9th Street
("L" Street turns into Capitol Parkway after crossing 9th). Continue
on Capitol Parkway W., which turns into S. Coddington Ave. After crossing W.
Van Dorn Street, you will enter Pioneer's Park on the east side.
Check back here at Huskers.com for meet results Saturday
afternoon. The meet will start at 10 a.m. with the women running first and
the men starting at 10:45 a.m.