SALT LAKE CITY
– The Utah women's cross country team makes the long trip to Boston, Mass., to compete at the sixth-annual Battle in Beantown this Friday Sept. 21, hosted by Boston College. The meet will be held at Franklin Park with competition set to begin at 3:00 p.m. EST.
"We are excited and it's our first time ever and it's a great meet that Boston College puts on at Franklin Park," Utah head coach Kyle Kepler
said. "I know that park has hosted some ACC championships and some different other meets so it's a quality place and has one pretty good hill in it. We are excited to get out there and see where we are against a national level field."
Competing for the Utes this weekend will be: Aubrey Argyle
, Scarlet Dale
, Caitlin Faust
, Sarah Feeny
, Sara Leonard
, Sarah Newton
, Kennedy Powell
, Sophie Ryan
, Sadie Wassum
, and Cara Woolnough
"We are going to see if we can put together the squad a little bit this weekend and go from there," Kepler explained. "We have a lot of gals that could be running on this trip but we are only able to take 10 so we will take the 10 we think can get the job done."
Utah will face their toughest competition of the season with a field of 25 women's teams where six of those teams competed at the 2017 NCAA Cross Country Championships. Notable teams include 11th-ranked Providence who placed 16th at NCAA's a season ago, 24th-ranked Minnesota who placed 19th, Ole Miss who captured 25th, 22nd-ranked Syracuse who placed 26th, Eastern Michigan who earned 27th, and 27th ranked-Dartmouth who captured 29th.
"Our goal is to get out there and kind of find out who we are and where we are at here early in the season and then certainly we will make some adjustments as we go through," Kepler stated. "We have a crew that's ready to go and understands what is at stake, we will be talking about that throughout practice this week, and it's a chance for us to pick up some potential at large points for NCAA qualifying later in the year and a chance for use to put what we think is our top group for the first time this year and see how they perform together."
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Click below to listen to head coach Kyle Kepler
in his weekly podcast give a preview of the Battle in Beantown.