Charlottesville, Va. – The Virginia men’s and women’s cross country teams will return to action on Friday (Sept. 21) at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown. The women’s 5k race at Franklin Park in Chestnut Hill, Mass., will begin 3 p.m., while the men’s 8k competition begins at 3:30 p.m.
A link to live results can be found at VirginiaSports.com. Fans can also receive updates of the competition by following the program’s Twitter account @UVATFCC.
Date: Friday, Sept. 21- host Boston College
Location: Franklin Park
• Women’s 5k – 3 p.m.
• Men’s 8k – 3:30 p.m.
• Virginia is one of 28 schools racing in the competition on Friday as both the men’s and women’s race will feature 25 teams.
• The meet is the first for the Cavaliers in 20 days after the potential for inclement weather from Hurricane Florence forced the cancellation of the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational. Virginia opened the season with the UVA Duals on Sept. 1, sweeping Norfolk State in both competitions in addition to topping the women’s team from James Madison.
In the Rankings
• The Cavalier men are ranked 17th in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association National Coaches’ Poll and have held the ranking all season.
• The men’s team will face four ranked opponents in this Friday’s competition, including five-time defending ACC Champion and 10th-ranked Syracuse. The meet will also feature No. 12 Campbell, No. 26 Washington and No. 30 Ole Miss.
• In the women’s competition, UVA will battle four teams with a national ranking, competing against No. 11 Providence, No. 22 Syracuse, No. 24 Minnesota and No. 27 Dartmouth.
• The Cavaliers will preview the site of the ACC Championships as Boston College is set to host the conference meet on Oct. 26.
• The last time the Virginia cross country teams raced at Boston College was for the 2010 ACC Championships. The women’s team finished as the conference runners-up, while the men’s team captured a fourth-place finish. Emil Heineking led the men, earning his second-straight ACC individual cross country title.