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The Sacramento State cross country teams will get a rare chance to stay at home this weekend as the teams host the Capital Cross Challenge on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Haggin Oaks Golf Course. The men's 8K race will start at 9:35 a.m. while the women's 5K competition will get under way at 10:15.

Along with the collegiate races, there will be three high school varsity contests starting at 8:15 a.m. Three freshman/sophomore races and two youth races will take part following the college events. Admission is free to all specatators but there is a charge for parking.

This week's action marks the second Capital Cross Challenge. The meet is co-hosted by Sacramento State, the Sacramento Sports Commission and the Sacramento Running Association. Last season, Loyola Marymount and Saint Mary's were able capture the women's and men's team championships, respectively. The women's race was won by Sacramento State's Chloe Berlioux in 16:36.4. Cormac McCullaugh of Saint Mary's won the men's race in 24:30.0.

The Hornets have previous hosted the Inter-Regional Jamboree and the NCAA West Regional in 2013 at Haggin Oaks. Sacramento State and the Sacramento Sports Commission will welcome back the NCAA West Regional on Friday, Nov. 11.

There are 16 men's  and 19 women's collegiate teams entered in the races. Among the teams in the field are Cal, Arizona State and USC of the Pac-12, Eastern Washington and Southern Utah of the Big Sky, Loyola Marymount, Pacific and Pepperdine of the WCC and Hawaii, Long Beach State, UC Davis and UC Riverside of the Big West.

Capital Cross Challenge/NCAA West Preview
Oct. 1, 2016 | Haggin Oaks Golf Complex

Meet Schedule
8:15 am - Varsity Boys 5K Small School (Div. 3, 4 & 5)
8:40 am - Varsity Boys 5K Large School (Div. 1 & 2)
9:05 am - Varsity Girls 5K
9:35 am - College Men 8K
10:15 am - College Women 5K
10:45 am - Frosh/Soph. Boys 2.1m Small School (Div. 3, 4 & 5)
11:05 am - Frosh/Soph Boys 2.1m Large School (Div. 1 & 2)
11:25 am - Frosh/Soph Girls 2.1m
11:45 am - Youth Boys 1.4m
12:05 pm - Youth Girls 1.4m

Academy of Art (m/w)
American River JC (m)
Arizona State (m/w)
Cal Baptist (m/w)
Cal State Fullerton (m/w)
Cal State Northridge (m/w)
California (m/w)
Chico State (m/w)
Eastern Washington (m/w)
Hawaii (w)
Long Beach State (m/w)
Loyola Marymount (m/w)
Pacific (w)
Pepperdine (m/w)
Richmond (m/w)
Sacramento State (m/w)
San Diego State (w)
Southern Utah (w)
UC Davis (m/w)
UC Riverside (m)
USC (w)

Results will be handled by Record Timing. A live link can be found at http://www.rtspt.com/events/SacSt/cxc16/.