Men’s Cross-Country Schedule Announced
July 17, 2012
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. - The Master’s College Athletic Department is proud to release the 2012 men’s cross-country schedule.
“I am very excited about some changes to our schedule this year” said seventh-year head coach Zach Schroeder. “With Azusa Pacific, Point Loma Nazarene, and Fresno Pacific leaving the Golden State Athletic Conference a number of changes are taking place.”
One of the most notable changes for the men’s cross-country schedule is “The Mustang Challenge,” TMC’s first home cross-country meet.
“We are looking forward to taking more responsibility within the GSAC and will be hosting our first home meet (The Mustang Challenge) on September 22.”
The debut of the Mustang Challenge will add momentum to the men’s cross-country team as the squad enters the fall 2012 campaign with a strong reputation of excellence.
“Our men's team is looking forward to stepping on the line as the strongest team in program history and ready to claim more top rankings within the NAIA.”
However, the Mustangs’ consistent success and strong returning roster will automatically label them as a threat by their competition as they enter the 2012 season.
“Our conference will retain good depth, with Biola and Westmont challenging us for the conference title. The competitions at both the Stanford Invitational and the Santa Clara Invitational looks to place us with key matchups against Southern Oregon and Cal State San Marcos. Both programs will be contending for the national title and these races will be essential for us to know where we match up going into the national championships.”
Losing only one senior to graduation and reloading its roster with talent gleaned through a successful off-season, the Mustangs’ men’s cross-country team enters the 2012 campaign with great aspirations.
Schroeder concluded, “If the men are able to claim the GSAC title, it will be their third consecutive. With that opportunity we enter the season more excited than ever.”
To view the 2012 Men’s cross-country schedule, click here.