Ferris State Country Takes Part In GLIAC Championships This Saturday In Grand Rapids

GLIAC Cross Country

Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University men's and women's cross country teams will compete in the 2018 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Championships on Saturday (Nov. 3) in Grand Rapids, Mich.

The annual conference championships will be hosted by Grand Valley State University at the Gainey Athletic Complex on the campus of Calvin College. The top runners from around the GLIAC will head to West Michigan for the league championships.

Saturday's event gets under way at 11 a.m. (ET) with the men's 8K race. The women's 6K event will begin at 11:45 a.m. (ET) with the awards ceremony to follow.

Grand Valley State is the defending champion on both the men's and the women's side.

Heading into the league championships, two men's league programs and three women's squads are ranked inside the top 25 of the latest United States Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Rankings. The Bulldog women are listed 10th in the most recent USTFCCCA Midwest Region Rankings.

A year ago, the Bulldog men's squad placed fourth and the women took fifth place at the GLIAC Championships hosted by Northern Michigan in Marquette. The FSU women eventually went on to place 12th at the NCAA-II Midwest Regional Championships while the men's squad placed 14th in regional competition.

Following this week's trip to the GLIAC Championships, the Bulldogs will then compete in the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Championships on Nov. 17 in Hillsdale, Mich. The top qualifying teams from each regional will advance to the national championships on Dec. 1 in Slippery Rock, Pa.

For more information on the GLIAC Championships, please visit this link:
https://www.gliac.org/tournaments/xc/2018-19/index