Tuskegee to host 2011 SIAC Cross Country Championship


ATLANTA, Ga. — The 2011 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Cross Country Championship will take place this Friday, October 21st. Hosted by Tuskegee University, the championship meet is being held at the Macon County Road and Bridge Department in Tuskegee, Ala. (3636 Highway 199).

Benedict College, ranked 10th in the South region in the latest USTFCCCA DII Cross Country Regional Rankings, comes into the meet as the slight favorite in the men’s field, led by three-time defending SIAC individual champion Dickson Toroitich, who will be looking to lead the Tigers to their first team title since 2008.  Benedict will face stiff competition in a field that includes two-time defending SIAC champion Morehouse College, led by runners Michael Vinson and Shinalola Agbede, and Stillman College, winners of the SIAC West Division men’s regular season title. 

Clark Atlanta University, led by Markeshia Woodson and Brittany Robinson, and Kentucky State University, winners of the SIAC West Division women’s regular season title, lead the way in a women’s field looking to unseat defending SIAC champion Albany State University. The Lady Rams are led by senior Brittany Carter, who finished second individually at the 2010 championship, while Kentucky State is led by the duo of Kristina Record and Krisja Curlin. 

The first race of the championship meet will begin at 8 a.m. CST with the second race set to begin shortly thereafter. For more information about the 2011 SIAC Cross Country Championship, visit the championship page at www.thesiac.com.

About the SIAC
Founded in 1913, the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) is comprised of thirteen historically black institutions (Albany State, Benedict, Claflin, Clark Atlanta, Fort Valley State, Kentucky State, Lane, LeMoyne-Owen, Miles, Morehouse, Paine, Stillman, Tuskegee)  located within a five state footprint (Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, and Tennessee). For information about the SIAC, visit www.TheSIAC.com.

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