June 18, 2014
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The three-time defending NCAA Great Lakes Region champion University of Michigan women's cross country team announced its eight-event schedule for the 2014 season today (Wednesday, June 18). The Maize and Blue will kick off the season by hosting the annual Michigan Open at Hudson Mills Metropark on Friday, Aug. 29, in Dexter, Mich.
Admission for the Michigan Open is free, however, a $7 daily vehicle entry fee is charged at Hudson Mills Metropark.
Following the season opener, Michigan will travel out of state for the first time to Iowa City, Iowa, to preview the Big Ten Championship course at the Black and Gold Invitational on Sept. 20. The Wolverines will then compete in the Bean Town Battle on Sept. 26 in Boston, Mass.
In preparation for the NCAA Championships, Michigan will travel to Terre Haute, Ind., on Oct. 18 to compete in the NCAA Pre-Nationals meet on the national championship course.
Prior to the Big Ten Conference meet, the Maize and Blue will make its second appearance of the season at Hudson Mills Metropark in Dexter, Mich., to participate in the annual EMU Fall Classic on Oct. 24.
The Wolverines will commence the championship portion of their season at the Big Ten Championships, which will be hosted by Iowa on Nov. 2. The meet will return to Iowa's Ashton Cross Country Course for the first time since 2004, when U-M won the title.
The NCAA Great Lakes Regional will take place at the University of Wisconsin for the third straight year on Nov. 14, while the NCAA Championships will return to the Terre Haute, Ind., for the second consecutive year on Nov. 22.
Under head coach Mike McGuire's guidance, the 2013 Wolverines recorded a runner-up finish at the Big Ten Championships and captured their third straight NCAA Great Lakes Region title before finishing fourth at the NCAA Championships. McGuire returns every member of his championship squad from a year ago.
Summer Camps: The Michigan Distance Running Camp, open to male and female runners in grades 7-12, will be held July 13-17. For more information or to register online, visit MGoBlue.com/camps.
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