LAS CRUCES - The New Mexico State University cross country squad will head to Salt Lake City, Utah, to compete in the NCAA Mountain Regional, Saturday Nov. 13.
The Aggie men are coming off a second-place finish at the Western Athletic Conference Championships where they only finished nine points behind eventual winner Boise State University. The Aggie women finished third at the WAC Championships and are looking to have a good showing at regionals.
"I expect both teams to compete pretty well," assistant coach Paul Harkins said. "I expect the men to finish in the top eight and I hope for the women to finish in the top ten."
Both the women's and men's team will travel with seven athletes this weekend but the men will be without two-time All-WAC Selection Ian Ruybalid, who is nursing a leg injury.
"I'm looking for the regional to be the best race of the year for us," Harkins said.
The NCAA Mountain Regional will be held at the Rose Park Golf Course, with the women's race set to begin at 10:30 a.m. (MT), and the men's race following at 11:45 a.m. (MT).