Oct. 12, 2001
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State University men’s and women’s cross country teams will compete against top-level universities from across the nation on Saturday, October 13, at the NCAA Pre-Nationals meet which will serve as a preview race of the course that will host the upcoming NCAA National Championships on November 19.
FSU will look to defeat as many teams as possible to lock up an at-large bid for the NCAA Championships in case they are unable to earn an automatic bid at the Southeast Regional meet on November 10 in Birmingham, Ala. At-large bids are given to those schools that defeat the most teams at the NCAA Pre-Nationals, but are unable to finish in the top two at the regional meet.
In the latest national poll, the women receive three votes and the men two, placing them 31st and 32nd, respectively.