Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University men's and women's cross country teams will compete in the 2017 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Championships on Saturday (Oct. 21) in Marquette, Mich.
The annual conference championships will be hosted by Northern Michigan University at Gentz's Homestead Golf Course. The top runners from around the GLIAC will head to the Upper Peninsula for the league championships.
Saturday's event gets under way at 11 a.m. (ET) with the women's 6K race. The men's 8K 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 championshis, three league programs ranke ranked inside the top 25 of the latest United States Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Rankings.
A year ago, the Bulldog women's squad placed fourth and the men took eighth place at the GLIAC Championships hosted by FSU in Big Rapids at Katke Golf Course. The FSU men eventually went on to place ninth at the NCAA-II Midwest Regional Championships while the women's squad placed 11th 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. 4 in Cedarville, Ohio. The top qualifying teams from each regional will advance to the national championships on Nov. 18 in Evansville, Ind.
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