BUIES CREEK, N.C.-The Camels are set to open the 2011 cross country season this Saturday, Sep. 3, hosting the Campbell Invitational.
The race will feature a men's 5K race at 9 a.m., followed by a women's 4K at 9:45 a.m. on the CU Cross Country Course located behind the Johnson Natatorium in Buies Creek.
UNC Wilmington, Winthrop and Methodist will join the Camels in the meet.
The Camel men return sophomore Morgan Timiney who earned Second Team All Atlantic Sun and league All-Freshman accolades in 2010. Junior DeLohnni Nicol-Samuel is also a former all-conference performer, taking second team and all-freshman accolades as a rookie in 2009.
The CU women, meanwhile, will be led by sophomore Ashley Matthews, who garnered all-freshman honors last year as well.
Campbell finished fifth on the men's side in its final season in the A-Sun, with the women's team finishing eighth. Last year's team featured 16 combined freshmen, including nine on the women's roster.
The Camels make their return to the Big South Conference in 2011.
Next up for Campbell will be the UNCW Seahawk Invitational on Friday, Sep. 9 in Wilmington, N.C.