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Seven meets dot the 2018 cross country schedule

APSU Sports Information

APSU Women's Track and FieldClarksville, TN – A seven-meet schedule awaits Austin Peay State University’s cross country teams when the season opens up in late August, head coach Doug Molnar [1] announced Wednesday.

The season commences August 31st with a trip to Southern Illinois for the Carbondale Opener, SIU’s first attempt at a home meet since 2014.

Austin Peay Athletics releases Cross Country Schedule for 2018. (APSU Sports Information) [2]

Austin Peay Athletics releases Cross Country Schedule for 2018. (APSU Sports Information)

The Govs follow that with back-to-back in-state meets, first traveling to Nashville for the Vanderbilt Invite (September 16th) before hosting the annual APSU Invitational, September 22nd, which is scheduled for a return to its Hilldale Family Life Center-adjacent location after moving to Liberty Park last year.

That will be followed by back-to-back meets in Kentucky, beginning with the annually enormous Louisville Invitational, September 27th and followed by a more local setting October 5th at the Fast Cats Classic in Owensboro, hosted by Kentucky Wesleyan.

At October’s midway-point, the Govs travel into Indiana for the regular season’s final meet, the Evansville Invitational (October 13th) before taking a week off in advance of the 2018 Ohio Valley Conference Cross Country Championships, October 27th, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Following that, a select group of student-athletes will compete in the 2018 NCAA South Regional, November 9th, in Tallahassee, Florida.

“I think it’s a good schedule with a good mix of meets,” Molnar said. “Louisville is always one of the best in the country and in the part of the season where we want to start our peak. Obviously, highlight is conference meet, but we’re looking forward to hosting our home meet again as well.”