July 1, 2013

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The University of New Mexico men's and women's cross country teams will be holding team tryouts on Friday, Aug. 16 at 9 a.m. at the University of New Mexico’s Outdoor Track Complex.

The nationally ranked and defending four-time Mountain West champion men’s and women’s teams are aiming to sweep the conference titles once again and are looking to reload with new talent, starting with a team tryout in August. 

In order to try out, all interested students will need to fulfill a list of requirements before making their attempt.

To be eligible, prospective student-athletes must be enrolled as full-time students (12 credit hours) at UNM for the Fall 2013 semester.

Students will also need to bring a signed paper from physician proving they have undergone a physical within the last calendar year, performed anytime from August 16, 2012 through August 16, 2013. For those who have not had a physical within the year, they must have one performed before arriving at the UNM track complex for tryouts.

Proof of health insurance is also required. Students need to bring a health insurance card or papers from their health insurer, or if they do not have health insurance, students must have a policy before arriving at the UNM track complex.

Those interested must also be registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center and must have a Member Number. Additionally, final transcripts and certified final amateurism must be registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center Clearinghouse.

Students should arrive promptly for the tryout at 9 a.m. on Aug. 16, wearing appropriate running attire.

There will be no other tryout date offered.

Those who make the roster will be asked to stay near campus for a team meeting. It is suggest students bring a drink and snack for post-tryout.

For more information, contact Coach 'A Havahla Haynes at (505) 925-5735.