Nationally Ranked Programs Adjust Schedules After Great American Cancellation

Phillip Hall and Drew Hunter lead the 2014 Great American Cross Country Festival.

The Great American Cross Country Festival and HBCU Challenge this weekend in Cary, N.C. has been cancelled due to unsafe weather conditions, as the governor of North Carolina issued a State of Emergency late on Thursday afternoon.

Several nationally ranked individuals and programs were set to make the trip for the race, including: No. 2 Saratoga Springs (NY), No. 8 Lake Braddock (VA), No. 11 Centerville (Ohio), No. 10 La Salle (RI), No. 16 Green Hope (NC), No. 23 Winter Park (FL) on the girls side; No. 17 Broughton (NC), No. 21 Brentwood (TN), No. 23 Dulaney (MD) on the boys side; and No. 1 Drew Hunter, No. 10 Aidan Tooker, No. 3 Weini Kelati and No. 13 Libby Davidson for top individuals (as well as formerly ranked Kate Murphy and Elly Henes).

The Wendy's Invitational to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina has also been cancelled.

There are no plans at this time to reschedule either meet.

The Saucony Flo50 No. 23 ranked Winter Park girls will attend the Pre-State Meet at Florida State University. No. 2 ranked Saratoga Springs and No. 10 ranked Aidan Tooker will likely now attend the Manhattan Invitational, which was not part of the Blue Streaks' original schedule.

No. 1 ranked Hunter is not planning to replace the meet in his schedule and instead will get a workout in with his Loudon Valley High School teammates.