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Huskies Look To Elevate At Pac-12 Championships

Oct 27, 2021

2021 Pac-12 Championships
Friday, Oct. 29 | Salt Lake City, Utah
Regional Athletic Complex

Live Results | Live On Pac-12 Networks

9:10 a.m. PT - Men's 8k Championship
10:10 a.m. PT - Women's 6k Championship 

SEATTLE – The second Pac-12 Cross Country Championship in less than eight months is set for this Friday, Oct. 29, on the elevated ground of Salt Lake City, Utah. Washington's two teams should be in the thick of things as usual as the conference team and individual titles are sorted out at SLC's Regional Athletic Complex Friday morning.

The Championships will be televised live on the Pac-12 Networks, with Jim Watson and Tom Feuer on the call. The men's 8,000-meter race will be up first, going off at 9:10 a.m. Pacific time, followed by the women's 6,000-meter race at 10:10 a.m. Pacific.

Pac-12s return to the fall this season after the delayed 2020 meet that was run in March of 2021 and hosted by the Huskies at Chambers Creek Regional Park. On that day, both Husky squas ran to third-place finishes, and Haley Herberg won the women's individual title with a daring wire-to-wire run.

The Huskies have built up to the conference meet with two races from each team. The women had a strong fourth-place finish behind three top-6 teams at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational, and then ran to a 15th-place finish at the loaded Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational. The men had a small squad of just six runners start out at the Charles Bowles Invite, where they ran a perfect 1-6, and then joined paths with the women at Wisconsin and placed 14th overall.

The breakdown of Pac-12 teams in the USTFCCCA National Coaches Poll is as follows:

Women's Rankings
4. Colorado
8. Utah
18. Washington
23. Stanford
RV. Oregon, Oregon State

Men's Rankings
3. Colorado
4. Stanford
12. Oregon
26. Washington

Teams may run up to 10 athletes at the Pac-12 Championships. Both Husky squads will have a mix of veterans with All-Pac-12 Team efforts in their past, as well as runners competing at their first Pac-12 meet.