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NAU Cross Country Will Compete at the Dave Murray Invitational on Friday

TUCSON, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women's and No. 2 men's cross country teams will compete at the Dave Murray Invitational on Friday.

The meet will be held at Del Urich Golf Course and is hosted by the University of Arizona. The men will run 4.25 miles (just short of 7,000 meters) and the women will run 3 miles (just short of 5,000 meters). The men will run first and the gun will go off at 5 p.m. MST while the women will begin their race at 5:45 p.m. MST.

NAU will compete against Arizona State, University of Arizona and Grand Canyon University in the Division I section. While Estrella Mountain Community College, Mesa Community College, Paradise Valley, Pima Community College and Western New Mexico compete in the open section.

"I'm looking forward to having a few runners run at lower elevation for the first time this year. Although we are not competing everyone at this race, it will give us a chance to set our final roster for the Cowboy Jamboree." said Head Coach Eric Heins.

The meet will be a great opportunity for the Lumberjack women to compete against University of Arizona's No. 5 ranked women's team for the second time this season.