Cross Country

SLIAC Postpones Outside Competition for Fall 2020

SLIAC Postpones Outside Competition for Fall 2020

ST. LOUIS –  After receiving and reviewing the latest information and document from the NCAA concerning the safe return to sport for fall 2020, the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) President's Council voted to postpone all fall sport athletic contests, competitions, scrimmages and other shared athletic activities against outside competition of any classification or nature. The athletic teams on the SLIAC campuses will continue to be able to have team workouts, weight training, practices, sport-specific athletic activities, scrimmages, and leadership development within their own respective campus environment.

The President's Council felt the SLIAC made every reasonable effort to have competitions this fall, but under the recently received new guidelines from the NCAA, the Council came to the decision it was in the best interest of the safety of the student-athletes, coaches, athletic personnel, and campus in general, that all competition on each SLIAC campus against outside competitors be postponed for fall 2020 intercollegiate sports teams.

The SLIAC sport championships of cross country and women's golf, which are normally held during the fall season, will be reviewed for the possibility of moving those championships to spring 2021.

RELEASE COURTESY OF THE ST. LOUIS INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE