OU - Oakland Opens Season with Annual Golden Grizzly Open

OU - Oakland Opens Season with Annual Golden Grizzly Open

ROCHESTER, Mich. - Oakland cross country will open its 2013 seasons this Friday with the 13th annual Golden Grizzly Open. The meet will be held at the northeast corner of Oakland University's campus at the intersection of Walton Road and Adams Road. The women's 4K begins at 5:30 p.m. while the men's 5K begins at 6:00 p.m. Oakland will also be hosting the fifth annual Golden Grizzly High School Cross Country Invite on Friday beginning at 9:00 a.m. which will feature about 1,500 runners.

Last year, George O'Connor and Nathan Ziolko finished first and second in the Golden Grizzly Open for the men's 6K with times of 19:15.3 and 19:22.1 respectively. Miranda Haas finished seventh last year in the women's 4K with a time of 15:27.1 while teammate Hannah Scherer finished ninth in 15:35.6.

Oakland Hosts Golden Grizzly Open - Rochester, Mich.
Aug. 30, 2013
 Meet Name The Golden Grizzly Open
 Host Oakland
 Place Rochester, Mich.
 Location Northeast corner of Oakland University campus,
 intersection of Walton and Adams
 Start Times Women's 4K - 5:30 p.m.
 Men's 5K - 6:00 p.m.
 Teams Oakland
 Macomb Community College
 Oakland Community College
 Mott Community College
 Maps 4K Map
 Websites Oakland | UDM
 Social Media Follow Oakland on Facebook  and Twitter 

Meet Notes
▪ The Golden Grizzlies return George O'Connor who won his first two races of his collegiate career last season.
▪ Last season, O'Connor won the Golden Grizzly Open with a time of 19:15.3 in the 6K.
▪ Three of the top five finishers in the men's Golden Grizzly Open were Oakland runners.