On Saturday, the first ever Pac-12 champion in any sport will be crowned right here in Arizona. How exciting is that! The Pac-12 Cross-Country Championship will be held at the Wigwarm Golf Report in Litchfield Park, Arizona next Saturday, October 29.
Admission is free, the men's race will begin at 9:00 a.m., and the women's race at 10:00 a.m.. The next time Arizona State will host this championship will be in 2023, and there may be one or multiple future Olympians running in this year's championships.
Six of the top 25 men's teams in the country are in the Pac-12. Including ASU at 25. The women's side is even more stacked with 5 of the top 11 teams in the country residing in the Pac-12. This includes No. 2 Washington, No. 5 Arizona, and No. 8 Stanford.
In total, there are 23 runners competing with Arizona ties; including 15 from the valley. Sarah Penney (Xavier Prep) runs for Oregon, Jessica Tonn (Xavier Prep) runs for Stanford. The ASU men have eight runners from Arizona, and the ASU women are lead by Lindsey Prescott who went to Sandra Day O'Conner high school in Phoenix.
Attendance is expected to be around 1,500 with about 200 runners, and the event may be carried live via webcast on Fox Sports Arizona.