NASHVILLE, Tenn. - - Belmont University women's cross country will be competing in their final regular season meet Friday, as they run in the Bradley 'Pink' Classic 6K.
The Bruins are currently ranked No. 14 in the South Region, coming off of a 16th place finish at the Louisville Classic two weeks ago.
The theme for Belmont has been unity, and the Bruins felt that they greatly improved on that aspect during the Louisville Classic. Pushing the teammate next to you is what the Bruins are striving for.
"The goal will be to stick together," said assistant coach, Kate Bucknam. "That has been our main focus in practice, and we've been doing a good job of that, but staying in a pack will continue to be our main goal."
Belmont will have five runners competing in each of two scheduled 6K races, as well as having depth runners going off as individuals. Schools competing include fellow OVC competitors SIU Edwardsville and Eastern Illinois, as well as No. 21 Minnesota.
The Bruins will be dealing with unfamiliar weather conditions, as they confront colder temperatures and wetter conditions. There is a 50% chance of rain for Friday, and temperatures are expected to drop to the upper 40s.
Bucknam added the meet will be a final opportunity to assess performance heading into the OVC Championships.
The Bradley 'Pink' Classic will be held at Newman Golf Course in Peoria, Illinois. The first race will start at 1:00 p.m., and the second race will start at 3:15 p.m.