Wolfpack Cross Country Unveils 2014 Schedule
July 23, 2014
The Wolfpack will open its season Sept. 19 with the annual Wolfpack Invitational, which will be held at the WakeMed Cross Country Course in Cary, N.C. The men’s squad finished first in last year’s race, while the women finished second overall.
The Pack will make its first road trip of the season on Oct. 3, traveling to the Notre Dame Invitational in South Bend, Ind., before traveling to Terre Haute, Ind., the site for the 2014 NCAA National Championships, for the Indiana State Pre-Nationals Invitational on Oct. 18.
The University of Virginia will host the 2014 ACC Championships in Charlottesville, Va., on Nov. 1. Last season, Andrew Colley won the individual title at the ACC Championships, becoming the 10th Wolfpacker in the men’s program to claim such an honor.
NCAA postseason competition begins Nov. 14 for the Pack, with the NCAA Southeast Regional meet to be held in Louisville, Ky. On Nov. 22, the NCAA National Championships will return to Terre Haute, Ind., for the second straight season.
Rising senior Joanna Thompson returns to lead the women’s squad after earning All-America honors last season with a 36th-place finish at the NCAA Championships. The Wolfpack will return four of its top five finishers from the 2013 ACC Championships, including Thompson, Kaitlyn Kramer, Halsey Merritt and Erika Kemp.
Meanwhile, Graham Crawford will lead the men’s team after earning All-ACC and All-NCAA Southeast Region accolades in each of his first two seasons of competition. In addition to Crawford, the Wolfpack men will return a strong group that includes veterans Michael Mansy, Jacob Thomson and Bobby Mintz.