LITTLE ROCK – UALR cross country coach Milton Williams announced the team’s 2014 schedule on Thursday morning, a schedule featuring a home race on Rebsamen Golf Course for the fifth consecutive season.
The Trojans will host the UALR Invite on Oct. 18, giving fans a chance to see their runners compete in Little Rock on their home course.
The season opens in Tennessee with the Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic on the final day of August. The Trojans last competed in that race – hosted by Christian Brothers University – in 2011. UALR took second place on the men’s and women’s side three years ago.
UALR will also make a return to the Chile Pepper Festival on Oct. 4 in Fayetteville. The Trojans have raced at that event for five consecutive years, facing stiff competition from talented Division 1 sides from the region.
Following the regular-season-closing UALR Invite, the Trojans will take on the Sun Belt Conference at the league championship in Mobile, Ala., on Nov. 2. UALR’s men took second place at last year’s championship after winning the title in 2012.
The NCAA South Central Regional will be held this year at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville on Nov. 14. The top two teams in that race plus select individuals will advance to the NCAA Championship on Nov. 22 in Terre Haute, Ind.