RHIT Set to Host Great Lakes Men's Cross Country Regional Saturday

RHIT Set to Host Great Lakes Men's Cross Country Regional Saturday

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TERRE HAUTE, IN -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology will host the 2015 NCAA Division III Great Lakes Men's Cross Country Regional on Saturday at the Lavern Gibson Championship Course.

Rose-Hulman will host the event at the nation's premier NCAA cross country course which has hosted more than 10 NCAA Division I national championships. 

The Great Lakes Regional features over 40 teams that will hope to qualify for the NCAA Division III Championships.  The top two finishing teams receive an automatic trip to the NCAA Division III Championships in Wisconsin next weekend, with the remaining teams funneled into an at-large pool for additional selections.  In addition, the top seven individual runners who are not part of teams that ultimately qualify for the NCAA Division III Championships will also compete in Wisconsin.

Allegheny (Pa.) is currently ranked No. 1 in the USTFCCCA Great Lakes Region poll entering this weekend's action.  Other ranked teams include Wabash, Calvin, Ohio Northern, Oberlin, Rose-Hulman, John Carroll, Hope, Mount Union and Case Western Reserve.  The top five finishing teams in 2014 were Wabash, Mount Union, Rose-Hulman, Calvin and John Carroll.

The eight-kilometer race will begin at 12:30 p.m., with awards to follow at 1:30 p.m.  Admission is available for Saturday's meet for $5.  No pets or drones are allowed inside the Lavern Gibson Championship Course or at the Wabash Valley Family Sports Center.