Oct. 4, 2012
TEMPE - The Arizona State University cross country teams will return to action on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Grand Canyon Invitational in Buckeye, Ariz., beginning at 8 a.m. PT.
This will be the second year the Sun Devils have taken part in the event at the Estrella Mountain Regional Park, with the ASU men returning as the defending team champions of the event.
Both teams will run their `B' teams on Saturday with the men lining up Daniel Wong, Josh Walker, Jeff Bickert, Andy Cannata, Jesus Rivera and Garrett Seawell while the women will run Carly Paracholski, Shaina Corbin, Alexia Velarde, Kayla Springford and Delanne Bartlette.
The men's team will get the action underway with an 8,000-meter run at 8 a.m. with the women's 5,000-meter race set to follow at 8:45 a.m.
Arizona State will then set its eyes on next weekend's Wisconsin Invitational in Madison, where the majority of the nation's top teams will be in action in what will essentially be a preview of the NCAA Championships.