July 23, 2014
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Navy women’s cross country team has released its 2014 schedule. The five-meet regular-season slate will include two home meets at the USNA Cross Country Course, hosting the Salty Dog Invitational and the annual Star Meet with Army.
“Our schedule gives us a lot of opportunity to rest and recovery between meets, especially the Salty Dog Invite with a ton of uphill and downhill areas,” Navy women’s cross country coach Karen Boyle said. “The two week gap between each meet will help give our girls more time to have strong, impact training to prepare for the next race and compete at the highest level.”
Navy begins the 2014 schedule with its first tune-up meet at the Mount St. Mary’s 5k Duals on Aug. 29. The Mids have gone undefeated against the competition in this meet the last four seasons. Navy will then host the annual Salty Dog Invitational on Sept. 13. It will be the 13th consecutive year the Mids host the meet and look to grab their fourth-straight title and seventh overall.
The Mids then travel to the west coast to compete in the Stanford Invite on Sept. 27. Following its west coast trip, Navy will travel to the heavily competitive Paul Short Invitational on Oct. 4.
Navy hosts archrival Army on Oct. 18 in the annual Star Meet. The Mids are 17-11 all-time against the Black Knights and have won the last three meets. Rising senior Annie-Norah Beveridge has finished first against Army in back-to-back meets.
Lehigh will host the 2014 Patriot League Championship on Nov. 1.
The Midshipmen will head to State College, Pennsylvania on Nov. 15 for the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships. The top two teams at the regional championship will each earn one of 18 automatic bids to the NCAA Championship held on Nov. 22 in Terre Haute, Ind.