WINTER PARK, Fla. (August 24, 2018) – Rollins men's and women's cross country has set its race schedule for the 2018 season, announced interim head coach Nate Weyant.
"I am very encouraged by the enthusiasm from both our returners and newcomers," said Weyant, who took the reins of the program in mid-August. "We are going to set some lofty goals for the season and work very hard to achieve them. Assistant Coach Whit Wismar has an aggressive practice plan for the season and will result in faster times by the Sunshine State Conference Championship."
The Tars start the year at the Holloway Park Festival in Lakeland on Saturday, Sept. 1. – the first to two trips to the NCAA South Region Championship venue. A week later, Rollins visits Melbourne for the Florida Tech Invitational on Sept. 8, getting a good look at its in-conference competition.
On Sept. 15, Rollins will participate in the Embry-Riddle/ASICS Invitational on the ERAU campus – also the site of the Sunshine State Conference Championship. After a much-deserved week off, the Tars close September at the FLrunners.com Invitational, back in Lakeland at Holloway Park.
October is light with just two meets on the schedule. The Disney Invitational is set for Oct. 6 at the Magic Kingdom and the USF Invitational in Tampa Oct. 12 closes the regular season.
Rollins will serve as host of the SSC Championship for the first time since 2012, slated for the morning of November 3.
"After utilizing UCF's course the last time Rollins hosted the conference championship, we are grateful to Embry-Riddle and its staff for assisting us for what are sure to be very fast races," added Weyant."
The NCAA South Region Championship is set for November 17 and hosted by Florida Southern at Holloway Park. The 2018 NCAA Division II National Championship is part of the Fall Sports Festival in Pittsburgh, December 1.
Entering his 14th year at Rollins, serving as Assistant Athletic Director for Strategic Communications, Weyant steps in to head the Tars cross country programs. A 2003 graduate of Wilmington College (Ohio), he was a two-time NCAA Division III All-American and five-time national qualifier as a long sprinter for the Quakers Track and Field team.
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