Women's Cross Country Schedule Announced
July 19, 2012
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. - Change often brings about a certain level of uneasiness to the average person. But for The Master’s College women’s cross country team, change is welcome.
“I am very excited about some transitions within our conference 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 more notable new developments taking place is the addition of the Mustangs’ first-ever 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.”
Another alteration taking place for the Lady Mustangs' distance program lies on the team’s roster. After a successful off-season, Schroeder is excited to put his harvested talent to work.
“We are very excited about signing Karis Frankian and returning a healthy Hayley Parkinson to the lineup. With this dynamic duo added to our team we will, no doubt, be the strongest women's team in the history of the college, and are looking forward to bettering our 10th-place finish from last year at nationals.”
In the midst of the addition of a home meet and a well-stocked roster, it appears the only feature of last year’s team remaining consistent is the Lady Mustangs’ thirst for competition.
“Our women are more excited than ever about toeing the line as the top-ranked team in the new GSAC. With their stellar performance at the NAIA national championships last year they will begin this fall as the team to beat.”
While these adjustments bode well for the Lady Mustangs, Coach Schroeder and his squad understand that both a GSAC and a national title is virtually anyone’s game.
“Our conference will retain good depth, with Biola and Westmont challenging us for the conference title. This season presents the first chance our women will ever have at claiming a title. With all of these opportunities, we will enter the season more excited than ever.”
To view the women’s 2012 cross country schedule, click here.