CCC, Concordia Extend Agreement to Host NAIA National Championships

Derek Holst at NAIA National Championships

Photo courtesy of NAIA (Pictured Indiana Tech's Derek Holst)

August 19, 2011

For Immediate Release

Portland, Ore. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Thursday it has extended its agreement with the Cascade Collegiate Conference and Concordia University-Portland (Ore.) to co-host the NAIA Cross Country National Championships for a fourth-consecutive year.

The one-year extension covers the 2012 event, which will be staged Nov. 17 at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Vancouver, Wash. The event is being co-hosted by the CCC and Concordia for a third-consecutive year this November.

“We are delighted to extend our agreement with the NAIA for a fourth year,” said Dave Haglund, commissioner of the Cascade Collegiate Conference. “This is a tremendous event at a classic venue, and we appreciate the NAIA entrusting us as stewards of this championship.  We look forward to continuing to provide an exceptional experience for more than 1,000 participants representing nearly 140 institutions across the U.S.”

Following the completion of the regular season, the top 32 men’s and 32 women’s teams plus individual qualifiers will compete in races covering 8,000 meters (men) and 5,000 meters (women).

The 2011 national championships are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 19 at Fort Vancouver. Race times are set for 10:30 a.m. PST (men) and 11:45 a.m. PST (women).

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