The Husky road map for the fall has been laid out, as the UW cross country teams prepare to chase down some lofty goals. Both teams have some of their best depth in years, and hope to ride that all the way back to Terre Haute, which will host the 2013 NCAA Championships on November 23.
A lot of miles separate Seattle and Terre Haute, and the Huskies will begin to cover that distance on August 30 with a low-key opener out at Magnusson Park. The open race is co-hosted by Seattle U.
Washington's annual Sundodger Invitational is set for September 14 at its usual spot at Lincoln Park in West Seattle. From there the Huskies will be on the move every two weeks, heading first down to Eugene for Oregon's annual Bill Dellinger Invite on October 5.
For the third year in a row, UW will head to Wisconsin for the adidas Wisconsin Invitational, which has featured the year's largest fields the past two years. The race in Madison is set for Oct. 19, while back in Seattle on the same day, the Huskies have the option of sending competitors to the Emerald City Open at Woodland Park.
The three-pronged championship race schedule starts in Louisville, Colo., outside of Boulder, as the Buffaloes host the Pac-12 Championships for the first time since joining the conference. That race is set for November 2.
The NCAA West Regionals will be in Sacramento, Calif. this year on Nov. 15, with the qualifying teams converging on Terre Haute, Ind. and the LaVern Gibson Championship Course on November 23.