NEW YORK— Columbia Cross Country will be racing on three different courses this weekend in the final tune ups before Ivy League HEPs on October 27.
On Friday at 12:20 p.m., a group of Lions will race in the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitiational. The men’s field includes 35 teams, and the women will be racing in a 33 team race.
On the women’s side, Columbia will be race fellow Ivies Harvard, Yale and Penn. The men will only see Penn in Wisconsin.
This is a critical race for the Lions to understand where they are as a team, and where they match up just two weeks before HEPs.
Live results will be posted here.
Back in Morningside Heights, a small group of men’s runners will race in the Metropolitan Cross Country Invitational beginning at 1:30 pm at Van Cortlandt Park. In two races at Van Cortlandt Park this year, the men’s squad has taken first and third place.
Live results from the Metropolitan race will be posted here.
On Saturday, both the men's and women's teams will be represented in New Jersey at the Princeton Invitational at 9:30 am.
Columbia men's cross country is currently ranked No. 30 in the nation and remains as the only ranked Ivy League school. The squad moved up to No. 2 in the Northeast regional rankings after taking second at the Sam Bell Invitational.
The women's squad remains unranked but has the second most votes for non-ranked team at 16. The Lions are ranked third in the region behind Providence and Yale, who Columbia will race this weekend.
LAST TIME OUT
Paul Short Run: Women 1st, Men 7th (Sept. 29)
Sam Bell Invite: Women 3rd, Men 2nd (Sept. 30)
This is the final weekend that the Lions will be on the course until Ivy League Heptagonal Championships on October 27th. This year, Columbia will host their fellow Ivies at Van Cortlandt Park that Friday, beginning at 11 a.m.