Cavaliers Take Undefeated Records Into Panorama Farms Invitational
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s and women’s cross country teams will host the Panorama Farms Invitational on Friday at Panorama Farms in Earlysville, Va. The women will toe the line at 4 p.m., followed by the men at 4:45 p.m.
Virginia’s women’s team brings a national ranking of No. 10 into the weekend and is the top team in the Southeast Region. Senior Lauretta Dezubay and junior Catherine White each won individual titles this season to lead the women to back-to-back victories at the Lou Onesty and George Mason Invitationals.
The Cavalier men are ranked No. 15 nationally and are the second-ranked team in the Southeast Region. Virginia is coming off consecutive victories to open the season and is led by junior All-American Emil Heineking, who won individual titles at the Lou Onesty and George Mason Invitationals.
Three top-15 teams will compete for the title on the women’s side, featuring No. 2 Villanova, No. 10 Virginia and No. 14 Duke. American, Maryland, Richmond, Tennessee and Texas A&M will also field teams.
The men’s race will feature four nationally ranked top-30 teams, including No. 11 Syracuse, No. 15 Virginia, No. 24 Villanova and No. 26 Duke. Rounding out the field of competitors will be American, Belmont, Maryland, Richmond, Tennessee and Texas A&M.
The first 100 children to arrive at Panorama Farms will receive a free cross country t-shirt. In addition, a clinic for children ages 12-and-under will be held following the women’s race at approximately 5:15 p.m.