NMSU Cross Country Releases 2016 Schedule

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - NM State cross country has set a competitive schedule for the 2016 season. The Aggies will compete in six regular season meets, including the Kachina Classic Open, which they will host in Las Cruces.

“We are really excited for this upcoming season,” said assistant coach Joseph Rath. “We are excited to add the Charles Bowles Invitational at Willamette this year, since there will be several teams there and some good competition.”

NM State begins the 2016 campaign with two meets on the road. The team will travel to Ruidoso, N.M. on Sept. 2 to compete against Texas Tech in a dual meet to open the season. They will then travel to El Paso, Texas to compete in the UTEP Lori Fitzgerald Open, hosted by I-10 rival UTEP.

The Aggies return home on Sept. 17 to host the annual Kachina Classic Open. NM State will welcome UTEP and El Paso Community College to Las Cruces for the meet. Last season, the Aggies finished second in the meet.

The squad will close out the regular season with two meets on the road. On Oct. 1, NM State will travel to Salem, Ore. to compete in the Charles Bowles Invitational, hosted by Willamette. The Aggies will compete in their final regular season meet on Oct. 15 as they travel to Sunnyvale, Calif. to compete in the Santa Clara Bronco Invite.

The WAC Cross Country Championships are scheduled for Oct. 29 in Seattle, Wash.

2016 Cross Country Schedule
Sept. 2 Texas Tech Meet (Ruidoso, N.M.)
Sept. 9 UTEP Lori Fitzgerald Open (El Paso, Texas)
Sept. 17 Kachina Classic Open (Las Cruces, N.M.)
Oct. 1 Charles Bowles Invitational (Salem, Ore.)
Oct. 15 Santa Clara Bronco Invite (Sunnyvale, Calif.)
Oct. 29 WAC Championships (Seattle, Wash.)