NCAA Moves DI Northeast Regional To Road Course Due To Poor Conditions

Due to treacherous course conditions in Buffalo, New York, for Friday’s Division I Northeast regional, the NCAA has taken the extraordinary step to move the cross country races away from Audubon Golf Course and onto a road course.

Over 11 inches of snowfall hit western New York state on Monday and Tuesday, with the nearly 9 inches of snow on Monday alone breaking a 77-year-old record for accumulation on Nov. 11.

The host school at the University of Buffalo managed to clear much of the course on Tuesday, but the NCAA Track and Field and Cross Country Committee still deemed the terrain to be unsafe for racing.

In an email to coaches, the NCAA explained their rationale:

“After lengthy discussion and review of the conditions at the course in Buffalo, the NCAA Track and Field and Cross Country Committee has made the decision to move from Audubon Golf Course to a road course due to concerns with poor footing, ice and student-athlete safety.”

Here are the new course maps:

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