WEST COLUMBIA, South Carolina (Oct. 23, 2023) — The SEC Cross Country Championship is set to unfold on Friday, Oct. 27 at Charwood Golf Club, with South Carolina serving as the host. The event will be broadcast live on the SEC Network, and fans can also access Live Results via PrimeTime.
The Schedule and the Stakes
The day kicks off with the men’s 8K race at 10:08 a.m. ET, followed by the women’s 6K event slated for approximately 10:50 a.m. ET. The championship awards ceremony will commence at noon ET, capping off a day of intense competition.
Defending Champions Under Siege
Alabama’s Crimson Tide, the defending champions for both men’s and women’s categories, face stiff competition this year. On the women’s front, Florida, nationally ranked at No. 7, and Arkansas at No. 11, are poised to give Alabama, ranked No. 13, a run for their money.
Ole Miss and Tennessee, ranked No. 18 and No. 23 respectively, are also in the mix for podium finishes.
Arkansas, a powerhouse in women’s cross country, had a nine-year winning streak at the SEC Cross Country Championships snapped by Alabama in 2022. The team is keen on reclaiming its title.
Men’s Title Race: A Razorback Comeback?
On the men’s side, the No. 8 ranked Arkansas Razorbacks are eyeing a comeback. They had won 11 of the last 13 SEC men’s titles and are eager to regain their crown after losing to Alabama last year. Tennessee and Alabama, ranked No. 13 and No. 23 nationally, add another layer of intrigue to the championship race.
2023 SEC Cross Country Championships
With nationally ranked teams vying for the conference titles, the 2023 SEC Cross Country Championships promise a day of high-stakes, edge-of-the-seat action.
Whether it’s a story of redemption for Arkansas or a continued reign for Alabama, the stage is set for an electrifying showdown this weekend.
Important Conference Championships Information
- Live Results
- 10:08 a.m. ET – Men’s 8,000 Championship Race
- 10:50 a.m. ET – Women’s 6,000m Championship Race
- 12:00 p.m. ET – Championship Awards Celebration
- Live TV Coverage: SEC Network
- October 27, 2023
- Charwood Golf Club
- West Columbia, S.C.
- Men’s Full Championships History
- Women’s Full Championships History