Knights Set for NCAA South Regional

Nov. 12, 2015

- The UCF cross country team embarks on the NCAA South Regional on Friday, Nov. 13 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The Knights toe the line at 10 a.m. ET for the 6-kilometer race at Harry Pritchett Running Park.

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Head coach Jeanette Bolden's squad is coming off of a seventh-place finish at the American Athletic Conference Cross Country Championship two weeks ago. All five UCF scorers posted season-best performances in the 6K race, and sophomore Holly Wooley paced the team with a new personal best of 21:11.32.

The top two teams at the regional meet qualify for nationals along with the top four individuals whose team did not advance. Last year, the Knights finished a program best 14th place at the NCAA Sough Regional, highlighted by an NCAA qualifying performance from Anne-Marie Blaney, who is redshirting this season.

A total of 47 teams are set to compete this weekend with No. 17 Mississippi State and No. 27 Vanderbilt the favorites to grab the two NCAA Championship bids.

Story by Amy Ankli