Cross Country to Open Season at Hokie Invite
Courtesy: Southern Conference
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The VMI cross country programs will open their 2017 seasons Friday, when the Keydets take part in the Hokie Invite in Blacksburg. Action gets underway at 6 p.m.

How to Follow

There will not be live results available for Friday's meet. Please open the meet information link to the left of this article for notes on parking.

Harrier Happenings

Like many season openers, Friday's event will be run at a shorter distance than most regular season events. The women's race, which gets things started at 6 p.m., will be a 4K and the men's race at 6:30 will be a 6K.

The Keydet men were voted fourth in the SoCon preseason poll released Tuesday, a tabulation that saw just 10 points separate second-place Samford and fourth-place VMI. The Keydet women, who return their 1-2 runners from last year and have the program's largest roster since 2010 - a year that saw VMI positioned as a strong conference title contender - were voted eighth.

Next Time Out

The Keydets return to action Sept. 9, when VMI participates in the JMU Open in New Market. Action gets underway at 10 a.m.