EUGENE, Ore. – As part of its 2019 cross country campaign, the Ducks will run three times in the state of Oregon with hosting duties for the loaded, 15-team Bill Dellinger Invitational at the Pine Ridge Golf Club in Springfield. The season starts Aug. 30 with the Linfield Harrier Classic. “The cross country season marks the start of our competition year so it’s always an exciting time for us as a staff and program,” head coach Robert Johnson said. “As usual, we’re going to build up toward the championship season but our home meet—the Bill Dellinger Invitational—will be another highlight for us with a very good group of teams coming to TrackTown.” 2019 Oregon XC Schedule – Fri, Aug 30: Linfield Harrier Classic (McMinnville, Ore.); Sat, Sept. 28: Bill Dellinger Invitational (Springfield, Ore.); Fri, Oct. 18: Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational (Madison, Wis.); Fri, Nov. 1: Pac-12 Championships (Corvallis, Ore.); Fri, Nov. 15: NCAA West Regional Championships (Colfax, Wash.); Sat, Nov. 23: NCAA Championships (Terre Haute, Ind.). Between the men’s and women’s programs competing at the Dellinger (Sept. 28), 15 teams competed at last year’s NCAA Championships including six—BYU men (No. 2), Portland men (No. 3), Oregon women (No. 3), Boise State women (No. 6), BYU women (No. 7) and Boise State men (No. 10)—that finished in the top 10.