SAN ANTONIO — UTSA will return to action on Friday morning when it travels north to Waco for the NCAA South Central Regional. The men's 10,000-meter race is scheduled to begin 10 a.m. at Cottonwood Creek Golf Course and schools from the states of Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas will make up the field.
The Roadrunners, who are coming off a seventh-place finish at their first-ever Conference USA Championships, will face runners from 25 teams — Arkansas, Arkansas State, Baylor, Central Arkansas, Houston, Houston Baptist, Lamar, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana-Monroe, LSU, Louisiana Tech, New Orleans, North Texas, Rice, Sam Houston State, Southeastern Louisiana, Stephen F. Austin, Texas, Texas-Pan American, Texas A&M, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Texas State, Tulane, UALR and UT Arlington — in the race that precedes the NCAA Championships.
The top two teams, along with the top four individuals not on an advancing squad, will qualify for the national meet, which is scheduled for next Saturday, Nov. 23, in Terre Haute, Ind.
Nathan Collier led UTSA with a 27th-place performance at the league meet two weeks ago. The senior from Pottsboro covered Denton's Eagle Point Cross Country Course in 26:22.14 and he was the team's top finisher for the second time this fall.