Men's Cross Country Schedule Announced

July 19, 2012

CENTRAL, S.C. - The Southern Wesleyan University men's cross country schedule has been announced for the 2012 season by seventh year Head Coach Chip Rouse, which includes a home race for the Warriors on Saturday, September 29th in the Warrior Invitational.

"The future is bright for Southern Wesleyan cross country," stated Rouse. "This might be the best team we have ever had in school history. We have a very challenging schedule, but we are anxious to see how we stack up against some of the best competition in the Southeast."

The SWU men will open up at the Lee Invitational on Saturday, August 25th and will follow that with a meet at the Eye Opener Invitational held in Spartanburg, S.C. on Saturday, August 31st.

The Warrior men return four runners from last season in Jake Chupp, Erik Delgado, Josh Thatcher, and Drew Welch. The Warriors had 3-3rd place finishes and 2-5th place finishes in 2011. Thatcher qualified for the NAIA Cross Country National Championships in 2010 and will be looking to lead the Warriors again in 2012.

Following their date in Spartanburg, SWU will travel to Montreat College for the Montreat Invitational on Saturday, September 15th. The Warriors will then take part at the Truett-McConnell Invitational in Cleveland, Ga. on Saturday, September 22nd before their home meet on 9/29.

SWU will finish out their regular season schedule on Friday, October 12th at the Toccoa Falls Invitational and the Sandshark Invitational hosted by USC-Beaufort on Saturday, October 20th.

The Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) Championships will be held in Clinton, Miss. on Saturday, November 3rd. The National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Nationals and the NAIA Nationals will take place in back-to-back weeks on Saturday, November 10th and Saturday, November 17th in Cedarville, Ohio and Vancouver, Wash. respectively to round out the 2012 season for the men's cross country team.