IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa cross country team is hosting the 2016 NCAA Midwest Regional on Nov. 11 at the Ashton Cross Country Course in Iowa City, Iowa.
The women’s 6,000-meter race begins at 11 a.m. (CT) and the men’s 10,000-meter race begins at 12 p.m. The 2016 race marks the second time in program history the Ashton Cross Country Course has hosted an NCAA Regional Meet. The first was in 2005.
“We are excited about the 2016 schedule,” UI cross country head coach Layne Anderson said. “Hosting an NCAA Regional will bring the best to Iowa City and we feel our schedule provides us the opportunity to prepare for this incredible challenge.
"We are excited about the 2016 schedule" -- Layne Anderson
The NCAA Regional is the third of three meets Iowa hosts in 2016. The Hawkeyes open the season hosting the Hawkeye Invitational on Sept. 2. The women’s 3,000-meters begin at 6 p.m. and the men’s 6,000-meters starts at 6:45 p.m.
The Hawkeyes host the NCAA Regional Preview on Oct. 1. The women’s 6,000-meters begins at 8:30 a.m. and the men’s 9,000-meters starts at 9:15 a.m.
“With the opportunity to host three meets on the newly designed Ashton Cross Country Course, it should be an enjoyable fall for the Hawkeyes,” Anderson said.
Iowa’s regular season road trips include the Illinois State Invitational (Sept. 9), the Roy Griak Invitational (Sept. 24), and the Pre-Nationals in Terre Haute, Indiana (Oct. 15).
The postseason starts in Minneapolis at the Big Ten Championships on Oct. 30 and ends at the NCAA Championships in Terre, Haute, Indiana, on Nov. 19.