Gamecocks Set For 2018 SEC Championship
AUBURN, AL. —– South Carolina cross country returns to action again this week when it competes Friday in the 2018 SEC Championship, hosted by Auburn at Indian Pines Golf Course. Race action begins for Carolina at 10:00 AM ET with the women’s 6K and will be followed by the award ceremony at noon ET.
Official results for Friday’s race be found on gamecocksonline.com and also here.
2018 SEC MEET INFORMATION
Admission for the Championship is free while spectator parking will be available off-site at Duck Samford Park located at 333 Airport Road, Auburn, AL 36830. Fan Shuttles will run from 9:00 AM ET until 1:30 PM ET. Please note, all parking at Indian Pines Golf Course will be limited to those with a parking credential/pass or a valid accessible parking hang tag.
A merchandise tent with 2018 SEC Championship apparel and novelties will be located next to the Indian Pines Club House and concessions will be located inside the club house.
The 2018 SEC Cross Country Championship will be televised at 1:00 PM ET on November 4thon SEC Network.
Auburn’s host site for the SEC Championship information and a course map can be found here.
THE SOUTH CAROLINA FIELD
Anna Kathryn Stoddard
LAST TIME OUT
South Carolina cross country posted an eighth-place finish out of 22 teams two Fridays ago at the Princeton Classic in 6K competition. Heather Stone was the top finisher for the Gamecocks, posting a time of 22:35.7 to finish 42nd out of 227 runners. Overall, Carolina had seven different runners set 6K person records.
Stone, a sophomore, was Carolina’s top finisher for the third time this season with the action at the West Windsor Fields.
LAST TIME OUT AT THE SEC CHAMPIONSHIP (2017)
On an unseasonably warm morning at the University of Arkansas’s Agri Park, South Carolina finished 13th in the 2016 SEC Cross Country Championships last season.
Senior Mary Reiser (61st) led the way as she has all year, clocking a 22.09.9 on the tough 6K home course of the Razorbacks. Freshman Anna Kathryn Stoddard, competing in her first 6K, ranked 90th with a time of 22:46.0. Sophomore Allison Mueller (100th, 23:03.6) and junior Kaylee Wessel (106th, 23:08.8) were next to cross for the Gamecocks, with junior Monica York (115th, 23:31.4) rounding out the scoring.
- This will be the fourth time Auburn has served as host to the SEC Cross Country Championship and the first time since 2001.
- Three women’s teams within the conference are ranked among the nation’s top-30 in the latest U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association NCAA Division I Cross Country National Coaches Poll.
- Arkansas comes to the 2018 Championship as the defending men’s and women’s champions.
- 9:00 AM ET – Course opens to spectators
- 9:55 AM ET – National Anthem
- 10:00 AM ET – Women’s Race (6K)
- 11:00 AM ET – Men’s Race (8K)
- Noon ET – Awards Presentation
For more information on the Gamecocks, continue to check with gamecocksonline.com.