Cross Country Opens Season at 17th Annual ASICS Embry-Riddle Classic

Cross Country Opens Season at 17th Annual ASICS Embry-Riddle Classic

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (September 21, 2019) – The Johnson & Wales (Fla.) cross country team opens the 2019 season with the 17th Annual ASICS Embry-Riddle Classic on Saturday, September 21.

Nineteen collegiate teams and 15 high school squads are slated to compete on Saturday.

Over 700 runners are set to partake in the classic this Saturday on Embry-Riddle's campus. The event, which is one of the premier cross country meets in the state of Florida, features a course with numerous types of terrain, including athletic fields, grass hills and mulch trails, making it one of the most challenging courses in the state of Florida. 

The day's events begin at 7:20 a.m. with the collegiate men's race, followed by the women's collegiate race at 7:50 a.m. The high school girls (8:15 a.m.), high school boys (8:40 a.m.), junior varsity girls (9:05 a.m.) and junior varsity boys (9:30 a.m.) races round out the morning.

Course maps and live results for each race can be found at Elite Timing.

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About JWU Athletics: JWU Athletics is home to more than 150 student-athletes in 11 different sports. Established in 1998, JWU Athletics is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Sun Conference. Athletic events are held the Wildcat Center and the Miami Shores Recreation Complex (9825 NE 7th Ave., Miami Shores, FL 33138).

About JWU: Founded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with approximately 13,000 graduate, undergraduate and online students at its four campuses in Providence, Rhode Island; North Miami, Florida; Denver, Colorado; and Charlotte, North Carolina. An innovative educational leader, the university offers degree programs in arts and sciences, business, culinary arts, design and engineering, education, health and wellness, hospitality, nutrition and physician assistant studies. Its unique model integrates arts and sciences and industry-focused education with work experience and leadership opportunities, inspiring students to achieve professional success and lifelong personal and intellectual growth. The university's impact is global, with alumni from 125 countries pursuing careers worldwide. For more information, visit


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