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    SFA Cross Country Opens 2004 Season at Home
    SFA Cross Country Coach Lou Snelling
    SFA Cross Country Coach Lou Snelling

    Sept. 10, 2004

    NACOGDOCHES - The Stephen F. Austin men and women's cross country teams will begin defense of their Southland Conference titles Monday Sept. 13, when they host the Lumberjack Opener. The meet will take place at the Piney Woods Country Club. The women's race will begin at 5:45 p.m., with the men's race starting at 6:30 p.m. The race will be a relay format.

    The Veterans The Ladyjacks return three All-Southland Conference athletes in Jessica Partin, Emily Hufstedler and 2003 SLC individual runner-up Ashley Monteau, who also received all-region honors last season. The Ladyjacks enter the 2004 season looking for their third consecutive SLC title. The Lumberjacks return four athletes from last season's conference championship team including 2003 All-SLC and all-region selection Julian Acuna. Acuna will be joined by returners Cody Clark, Marc Farris and Rodney Joseph who really came on at the end of the 2003 season. The Lumberjacks will be trying to win their fourth-straight SLC title this season.

    Up Next ... SFA will return to action Friday Oct. 1, when it travels to Corpus Christi, Texas, for the Islander Splash Invitational.