Argabright seeks greatest number of Division I cross country team members

Cross country coach Augie Argabright
would like to coach a team
of at least 30 women's
cross country runners.
San Jose State University women's cross country coach Augie Argabright wants the greatest number of teams members for any Division I program in 2002. His last two teams have ranged from 19 to 25 in squad size. Argabright hopes to double the NCAA Division I average women's cross country squad size of 15.3.

"My ultimate goal is to have the largest women's cross country team in Division I," says Argabright, who is entering his eighth season at San Jose State. "I feel there
are many women that played sports in high school who would enjoy running on the cross
country team and competing against division 1 schools.

EVERYBODY COMPETES

"We have no cuts on our (women's) team and everyone is able run in most of the meets."

The team, typically, has six meets in September and October prior to the annual Western Athletic Conference championships, the NCAA West Regional championships and the NCAA Championships.

Besides looking for notoriety in the numbers game for women's cross country, Argabright is looking for three good men to round out the Spartan squad for 2002.

ARGABRIGHT WANTS A 9-MAN MEN'S TEAM

"(The school) allows us nine runners on the team. I still feel there are a lot of men out their who competed in high school sports that would enjoy running on the team," says the Spartan coach, who has six on the squad heading into preseason workouts in August.

For more information on joining the San Jose State University cross country program, call Coach Argabright at (408) 924-1470 or send an email to: sjsuspartancc@yahoo.com.