The BYU men’s and women’s cross country teams compete in the NCCA Mountain Regional meet this Saturday at Salt Lake City’s Rose Park Golf Course.

The women’s race is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m., while the men compete beginning at 11:45 a.m.

The men’s team is ranked No. 15 in the country and will face three other nationally ranked programs in the field.

No. 7 Northern Arizona, No. 9 Colorado, No. 10 New Mexico and BYU make this regional one of the most competitive.

Because of BYU’s performance two weeks ago at the Pre-National meet, the men are guaranteed of advancing to the Nationals regardless of the outcome of Saturday’s race.

BYU is led by Mountain West Conference champion Miles Batty, who head coach Ed Eyestone says is one of the top runners in the nation. We caught up with coach Eyestone this week and got his thoughts going into this weekend’s race…

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