2017 St. Mary's Men's and Women's Cross Country Schedule Announced

2017 St. Mary's Men's and Women's Cross Country Schedule Announced

For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · nmoran@smcm.edu

St. Mary's City, Md. – Seventh-year head coach Tom Fisher has released the 2017 St. Mary's College of Maryland men's and women's cross country schedule. This year's slate features the Seahawks racing at two new meets while returning to two others after a brief absence.

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St. Mary's begins its eight-meet schedule at the Baltimore Metro Meet, an evening race on the Greenspring Campus of Stevenson University in Stevenson, Md. The women will run a 4K course while the men's course is 6K. This is the Seahawks' first-ever appearance at the Baltimore Metro Meet. The Seahawks then head to the United States Naval Academy for the Navy Invitational on September 9 for the first time ever.

The Seahawks return to the Osprey Open hosted by Stockton University (Galloway, N.J.) for the third straight season on September 23 before wrapping up the ninth month of the calendar at the Don Cathcart Invitational hosted by Salisbury University on the 30th. St. Mary's was last at the Don Cathcart meet in 2009.

The team kicks off October in Towson, Md. at the Goucher College Cross Country Classic on the 7th. The Seahawks have been absent from the Goucher Classic since 2012. St. Mary's will complete the regular season at the Hood College Open at Utica Park (Frederick, Md.) on October 14. The Seahawks have been a yearly participant at the Hood Open since 2013.

St. Mary's then takes two weeks to prepare for the 2017 Capital Athletic Conference Men's and Women's Cross Country Championships on Oct. 28. This year's CAC championships are being hosted by Christopher Newport University at the Lee Hall Mansion in Newport News, Va.

The 2017-18 campaign continues at the 2017 NCAA Division III Mideast Regional on November 11 as the regional championship course returns to Big Spring High School in Newville, Pa.

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