Cross Country Set for Season Opener
Sept. 2, 2011
CHICAGO – The DePaul University cross country squad is set to open its much anticipated 2011 campaign on Saturday morning in the UIC Home Opener held by the University of Illinois-Chicago beginning at 10 a.m. at Horsetail Lake.
In addition to UIC, DePaul will face Chicago State, UW-Green Bay, UW-Milwaukee, Loyola, St. Xavier and, NIU (women) at the meet. The Blue Demons will again look for two-time BIG EAST Athlete of the Week Matthew Graham to lead the way on the men’s side with fellow junior Toni Salvatore, who placed in the top 10 in four meets last season, leading the women’s squad.
It will be the first cross country meet for Dave Dopek as head coach since taking over at the helm.
DIRECTIONS TO HORSETAIL LAKE FOR THE UIC HOME OPENER
Horsetail Lake is located just North of the corner of W 123rd St/McCarthy Road and S. 104th Ave in Palos Park, Ill.
To get to the race, take La Grange Road/Route 45 to 123rd St/McCarthy Road. Go West on 123rd St/McCarthy Road to the first stoplight, which will be 104th Avenue. Go North (Right) on 104th Avenue and the entrance to Horsetail Lake will be immediately on your right (East side of 104th Avenue).
Parking is available at Horsetail Lake or along the shoulder of 104th Avenue.