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Oct. 1, 2013

South Carolina hosts its third cross country race of the fall on Wed., Oct. 2, with six women’s and seven men’s teams taking part in the Gamecock Invitational #2 at Hilton Field on Fort Jackson.

South Carolina races against Gardner-Webb, Benedict, Claflin, Paine and Spartanburg Methodist in the 6 p.m. EDT women’s race. It is the second trip to Hilton Field this season for the Division II teams, while Gardner-Webb and two-year school Spartanburg Methodist make their first trip to the US Army’s outpost. Those five teams travelling as well as Charleston Southern and Voorhees will line up against one another in the men’s race, also slated for two miles.

The historic Hilton Field is located on Fort Jackson. To enter the base, attendees must have a government-issued photo I.D. for all attending plus proof of car insurance and vehicle registration for the driver to get on the base. The best entrance for fans to enter is the main gate, Gate 2, which enters Fort Jackson from Forest Drive (Exit 12 on Interstate 77). After passing through security in the far-right lane, go one mile on Strom Thurmond Drive before taking a left at the light onto Lee Drive. When the road dead ends, turn right onto Hampton Parkway. The cross country course will be a half mile ahead on the right.

Team buses will enter from Percival Road entrance at Gate 4, which enters at Boyden Arbor Road. To get to the course, go straight for one mile after clearing the guards. At the dead end turn right onto Dixie Road. You will pass an empty guard area in the middle of the road. Turn left at the first paved road after the empty guard area, Golden Arrow Road. Golden Arrow is almost 2 miles long. Turn right onto Hartsville Guard Road. The course will be in 400 meters on your left.

Full results will be available both on as well as after the meet ends.