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NCAA South Regional Prep

NCAA South Regional Prep

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— The Belmont men's cross country team will be competing tomorrow in the NCAA South Regional 10K.

Qualification for the NCAA National Championships is on the line for this group, as the Bruins look to claim a spot in the top two at regionals in order to make it to Madison, Wis. 

If the Bruins are able to finish the race in the top two, then they will participate in the first National Championship race in school history for the cross country program. 

As of right now, Belmont is ranked No. 3 in the South Region, according to the USTFCCCA, behind Ole Miss and Tennessee. 

This ranking came as a result of Belmont's second place finish in the OVC Championship, in which they finished just 20 team points behind Eastern Kentucky who is ranked No. 16 in the nation.

This is what head coach Jeff Langdon had to say in response to the way the Bruins finished that race:

"We walked out of [the OVC Championship] with a lot of confidence just knowing we  kinda mixed it up with [Eastern Kentucky], and they're No. 16 in the nation. I think that walking out of there not just with a second place finish but with the confidence that we're still on an upward trend is certainly encouraging for this weekend."

The Bruins will run their race at 8:30 (CT). The live stream can be found at cross-country-men/d1/2018/11/ 09/men-s-south-region-cross- country-championship.