DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke freshman Sophia Parvizi-Wayne is slated to participate in the European Cross Country Championships Trials Saturday, Nov. 26, at Sefton Park in Liverpool, England. The women’s 4.4-kilometer race is slated for a 7 a.m. (ET) start.
“This is my first cross country race back on British soil in over three years, so I’m just excited for Saturday to come and to surprise people who have always bracketed me as a track runner,” Parvizi-Wayne said. “I know I’m in great shape and in with a great chance if everything else goes to plan.”
The women’s contest will feature top competition from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, with the top six finishers qualifying to represent Great Britain at the European Cross Country Championships held in two weeks.
“I believe that if an athlete has an opportunity to make a team, then it’s a great way to grow and gain valuable experience,” head women’s cross country coach Rhonda Riley said. “Sophia is in excellent shape, and I know this race means a lot for her to run against her peers and girls she grew up competing against.”
For additional information on the competition, including entries and course maps, visit here.