Charleston, S.C. – The Citadel men's and women's cross country teams will hit the trails for its third race in as many weeks when it hosts the 32nd annual Citadel Invitational on Saturday morning at Laurel Hill Plantation in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
In 2008, the race was changed to the Will Wilson Citadel Invitational in remembrance of fallen Bulldog runner, Will Wilson, who was tragically killed in a hit and run accident on Sept. 7, 2008 in Columbia, S.C.
The men's team has shown huge improvements this season and look to carry its success into the final race before the conference championships on Oct. 27 at Laurel Hill Plantation. Senior captain Kyle Keene and Austin Waldrop are coming off an 8k race at the Disney Classic where the duo both landed in the top 10 out of a field of 190 runners.
On the women's side, junior Danielle McKee continues to lead the Bulldogs and has now finished first among her teammates in each of her first 16 races since entering The Citadel.
Directions to Laurel Hill Plantation…
From I-26, take I-526 East towards Mt. Pleasant. Cross two rivers and take exit 29 towards Georgetown (approximately 12 from I-26 to Hwy. 17), turn left onto Hwy. 17N. Turn left onto Hwy. 41 (approximately 4 miles from I-526), you will pass two neighborhoods on your left, the Colonnade and then Horlbeck Creek. You will then pass over a marsh area and it will be the next right turn (1 mile from Hwy. 17). Proceed through the gate and continue to parking area about 600 meters into the property.
From Hwy. 17 South from Myrtle Beach, turn right onto Hwy. 41, and then follow directions above.
From Hwy. 17 North from Charleston, turns left onto Hwy. 41, and then follow directions above.
Results will be posted on the website following the conclusion of the meet.
For more information on Bulldog cross country, visit the official website of The Citadel Athletics at www.citadelsports.com.