texas a&m athletics cross country meeting

Bryan-College Station, Texas (Oct. 12) — The Texas A&M cross country teams are set to host the Arturo Barrios Invitational this Friday (13) at the Dale Watts Cross Country Course. With the men’s 8k race starting at 8:30 a.m. and the women’s 6k following at 9:15 a.m., the event promises to be a significant gathering, featuring over 40 teams, according to 12thMan.com.

A Record-Breaking Meet

“We are expected to see 40 plus teams on the starting line this year,” said distance coach Wendel McRaven. “It’s going to be the biggest Barrios meet we’ve ever had, and it will be another good test for us.

“This meet will give us a chance to see where we stand ahead of the SEC Championships,” McRaven added, as reported by 12thMan.com.

There is will not be live streaming or broadcast coverage of the Arturo Barrios Invitational, but fans can follow live results and updates via FlashResults.com.

Read more: How to watch and follow the 2023 Nuttycombe Invitational?

The Legacy of Arturo Barrios

Arturo Barrios, a member of the Texas A&M Athletics Hall of Fame class of 1998, set school records in various distance races during his time at Texas A&M.

He later represented Mexico in the 1988 Olympic Games, setting world records in multiple distance events. The invitational serves as a tribute to his contributions to the sport and the university.

A diverse field of 42 teams will compete alongside Texas A&M, including notable teams like Arkansas State, Baylor, Boston College, Louisville, LSU, Ohio State, Oklahoma, UCLA, and many more.

This broad participation underscores the significance of the event in the collegiate cross country early season calendar, as several teams from a number of divisions continue respective preparations for the championships season.

Admission and Fan Engagement

Admission and parking for the meet are free of charge. Fans can also engage through the 12th Man Rewards program, which offers points for attending Texas A&M Athletics events.

Information from Micah Disney, from Bryan-College Station, Texas, also used.

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