|Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational|
|Date & Time||Sat., Sept. 22, 2012 | 10:00 a.m.|
|Location||Earlysville, Va. | Panorama Farms|
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Sept. 20, 2012
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—The Virginia men’s and women’s cross country teams host the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational Saturday morning in Earlysville, Va. The women’s 5K race is slated to begin at 10:00 a.m., while the men’s 8K run will start at 10:30 a.m.
Admission is free to home cross country meets and t-shirts will be distributed courtesy of Ragged Mountain Running Shop (while supplies last). In addition, the Cavalier Band will be in attendance.
The men’s race will see 10 schools compete, including three nationally-ranked teams. The Cavaliers will be running against No. 22 Arkansas, California, Duke, Howard, Kentucky, No. 21 Michigan, Norfolk State, No. 4 Oklahoma and VCU.
The women’s race will have eight schools running, including No. 15 Virginia (No. 1 in the Southeast Region), California, Howard, Kentucky, Liberty, Norfolk State, VCU and Wisconsin.
In addition to a strong field, this weekend marks the first time this season that results can count towards at-large selection evaluation for the NCAA Championships.
The Cavalier men will be led by graduate student Mark Amirault (Walpole, Mass.), an All-American in 2011, and senior Sean Keveren (Brentwood, Tenn.), who earned All-America honors in 2012 in the 10,000 meters at the NCAA outdoor meet. The Virginia women are led by graduate student Catherine White (Roanoke, Va.), who finished fourth at the 2009 NCAA cross country meet and was an All-American in the 10K at the national outdoor meet in 2012.
Up next, the Cavaliers will compete in the Wisconsin adidas Invitational on Oct. 12 in Madison, Wis.
Directions to Panorama Farms:
Address: 300 Panorama Road, Earlysville, VA 22936.
From the West: Take I-64 to exit 118B (Rt. 29 North). Proceed north on Rt. 29 / Rt. 250 Bypass several miles. Take exit for Rt. 29 North towards Washington and proceed on 29N for .25 mile. Turn left at Hydraulic Rd., and proceed West for 1.7 miles. Turn left on Earlysville Rd. and proceed for 2.5 miles. Turn left onto Panorama Rd. and proceed for .75 mile. Panorama Rd. will then turn into the driveway for Panorama Farms. Continue along the driveway and follow signs for parking.
From the East: Take I-64 to exit 124 (Rt. 250) north towards Charlottesville. Proceed 4.2 miles on Rt. 250. Turn right on Hydraulic Rd. and proceed for 2.1 miles. Turn left on Earlysville Rd. and proceed for 2.5 miles. Turn left onto Panorama Rd. and proceed for .75 mile. Panorama Rd. will then turn into the driveway for Panorama Farms. Continue along the driveway and follow signs for parking.
From the South: Follow Rt. 29 North into Charlottesville. At the junction of Rt. 29 & I-64, Rt. 29 becomes Rt. 29 / Rt. 250 bypass. Proceed on the bypass for several miles and follow the exit for Rt. 29 North towards Washington. Proceed on 29N for .25 mile. Turn left at Hydraulic Rd., and proceed West for 1.7 miles. Turn left on Earlysville Rd. and proceed for 2.5 miles. Turn left onto Panorama Rd. and proceed for .75 mile. Panorama Rd. will then turn into the driveway for Panorama Farms. Continue along the driveway and follow signs for parking.
From the North: Follow Rt. 29 South towards Charlottesville. Approximately 10 miles north of Charlottesville, look for signs to the airport. Follow signs for Earlysville and the airport and turn right on Airport Rd. Proceed approximately 1 mile on Airport Rd. until stop sign. Turn Left onto Dickerson Rd. and proceed approximately 1 mile to Earlysville Rd. Turn left on Earlysville Rd. towards Charlottesville and proceed 1.5 miles to Panorama Rd. Turn right on Panorama Rd. and proceed for .75 mile. Panorama Rd. will then turn into the driveway for Panorama Farms. Continue along the driveway and follow signs for parking.
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