The University of Louisville men’s and women’s cross country teams will open the 2020 season Saturday when the Cardinals visit Notre Dame for the Irish Classic which will be held at the Burke Golf Course starting at 9 a.m. ET.

Irish Classic Meet Information
Dual meet, Louisville vs. Notre Dame

When: September 19, 2020
Where: Burke Golf Course | Notre Dame, Ind.
Schedule of Events: 9 a.m. ET Men’s 5 Mile | 10 a.m. Women’s 5K
The meet will be closed to spectators in accordance with COVID-19 procedures.

“Our squads are excited to travel to South Bend this weekend and get the 2020 Cross Country season started,” said UofL head coach Dale Cowper. “We’ll be able to travel a significant portion of each roster and will focus on getting back to racing basics on course.”

The Cards will be facing tough competition in their opening weekend as the Notre Dame men’s team was picked to win the ACC Championship while the Irish women were predicted to finish second in the preseason coaches’ poll.

The 2020 Cardinals return 10 letterwinners from last year and add one newcomer to the men’s team. On the women’s side, Louisville welcomes back five returners including 2019 All-ACC performer Ivine Chemutai and two-time All-American Dorcas Wasike, while seven newcomers will join the team.

“Our students have had well over five months of since we last competed during the indoor track season and this will be a great opportunity to knock the rust off in an early season race against a top 10 team in the country,” said Cowper.

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Description automatically generatedLori Korte HarmonAssistant Sports Information Director | Louisville Athletics


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