Lincoln, 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.”
Last 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.
The 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.