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MWC Relocates Championships

Oct. 23, 2007

LAS VEGAS - The MWC Men's & Women's Cross Country Championships, originally scheduled for 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. (PT), Saturday, Oct. 27, at Mission Bay Park, have been relocated, the league announced today. The championship meets will now be run at the University of New Mexico North Golf Course in Albuquerque. Start time for the men's race will be 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, followed by the women's race at 10:00 a.m.

Additionally, the BYU at San Diego State football game, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. PT, this Saturday, Oct. 27, at Qualcomm Stadium, has been postponed until Dec. 1, 2007. Kick time and telecast details will be announced at a later date.

The decision to postpone the football contest was made today based upon currently available information relating to:

-Federal and state emergency declaration
-Air quality
-Transportation considerations
-Qualcomm Stadium availability
-University closures
-Displacement of evacuees
-Student-athlete well-being
-Fan safety
-Competitive equity
"There is a far greater priority than sporting events in the San Diego area at this time," MWC Commissioner Craig Thompson said Tuesday. "The focus should be on emergency response and resources, and getting the community back on its feet. Our thoughts are with our colleagues at San Diego State University, as well as everyone who has been affected by this disaster."

Several other Mountain West Conference intercollegiate contests are being impacted by the fires in the San Diego area. The status of those events is as follows:

MWC Women's Soccer: The New Mexico and San Diego State women's soccer match, originally scheduled for 4:00 p.m. (PT) on Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Aztec Sports Deck on the SDSU campus, has been relocated. The match will now be played at South Stadium on the BYU campus in Provo, Utah. Game time will be 6:00 or 7:00 p.m. (MT) on Thursday, Oct. 25.

MWC Women's Swimming and Diving: The women's swimming and diving meet involving Air Force, Colorado State, New Mexico and San Diego State, originally scheduled for 12:00 p.m. (PT), Saturday, Oct. 27, at the SDSU Aquaplex, will be rescheduled. The new date, time and location will be announced once they have been determined.

MWC Women's Volleyball: The Colorado State at San Diego State volleyball match, originally scheduled for 1:00 p.m. (PT), Saturday, Oct. 27, at Peterson Gym on the SDSU campus, will be rescheduled. The new date, time and location will be announced once they have been determined.



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