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Cross Country Opens 2012 Season Saturday

Aug. 31, 2012

Meet Central

THE FLATS – The Georgia Tech cross country will travel the 63 miles to Bishop, Ga. to open the 2012 season in the UGA Invite on Saturday at the UGA Equestrian Farm. The men’s 8K competition begins at 8 a.m. and the women 5K race at 8:45 a.m.

The Yellow Jackets have opened their last three seasons at the UGA Invite and it will be the only meet in the state of Georgia for Tech this season.

Joining Georgia Tech on the course is Mercer University, Campbell University, Point University and the host Bulldogs. Last season, the men’s cross country team raced to a second place finish at the UGA Invite, while the women took fifth place.

The women’s team returns two-time All-South Regional honoree Mary Kate DuBard, along with sophomores Kelly Meyer and Katie Townsend, who put together successful seasons in 2011.

The men’s cross country team sees the return of Shawn Roberts, Obiandu Igwe and Niall Longobardi who were top finishers for Georgia Tech at the 2011 NCAA Regionals.

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