MAAC Prepares for 1st Conference Championships since March 2020 with Cross Country Championship
MAAC to Conduct XC Championships with the America East Conference
EDISON, N.J. (Feb. 24, 2021) - The 2020/21 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships will be hosted on March 5, 2021 at the Seaview Golf Club in Galloway, New Jersey. The championships are sponsored by the Atlantic City Sports Commission which develop site options for the conference earlier this year and is providing volunteers and related support to the event. The last conference championship to be completed was the Men's and Women's Track & Field Indoor Championship on Feb. 23, 2020. The MAAC was in the midst of conducting its annual Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships at Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall last year when NCAA and most other organized sports were shut down on March 12 because of the growing health threat by the COVID-19 virus.
"The Atlantic City Sports Commission is thrilled to be hosting both the MAAC and AEC Cross Country National Championships here at the Seaview Golf Course in Atlantic County," Atlantic City Sports Commission Director Daniel Gallagher said. "Seaview's world-class course, in partnership with the MAAC's and AEC's spirited professionalism and athletic acumen make it a perfect pairing."
The America East will be conducting their Cross Country Championships at Seaview Golf Club following the completion of the MAAC Cross Country Championships.
“It’s great to be returning to the business of conducting NCAA Division I sports championships,” note MAAC Commissioner Rich Ensor. “We are pleased to bring business activity to the Seaview Hotel and Golf Club as the region anticipates a return of major sports events including the upcoming basketball champions March 9-13 in Atlantic City. I’m pleased that both the America East and MAAC can cooperate in the use of the Seaview race setup as both conferences have New Jersey schools. “
As COVID-19 has created challenges for intercollegiate athletics, the MAAC has implemented COVID-19 risk mitigation strategies, including appropriate testing. COVID Protocols for the Cross Country Championships include:
• Teams to be tested 72 hours before arriving
• Provide attestation forms
• Participants will be masked at all times except when competing. All championship personnel that aren’t competing such as coaches, volunteers, and MAAC staff will be masked at all times.
• Social distancing will be followed at all times except during competition.
2020-2021 MAAC Cross Country Championships Schedule:
Friday, March 5 MAAC Women’s Championship 11:00 AM Seaview Golf Course
Friday, March 5 MAAC Men’s Championship 12:00 PM Seaview Golf Course
Friday, March 5 Awards Ceremony 1:30 PM Ballroom
Friday, March 5 America East Race 1 2:30 PM Seaview Golf Course
Friday, March 5 America East Race 2 3:30 PM Seaview Golf Course
Stay up to date with all MAAC Cross Country Championship news by visiting MAACSports.com/XC.
About the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
With 11 institutions strongly bound by the sound principles of quality and integrity in academics and excellence in athletics, the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) celebrates its 40th year of competition during the 2020-21 academic year. Current conference members include: Canisius College, Fairfield University, Iona College, Manhattan College, Marist College, Monmouth University, Niagara University, Quinnipiac University, Rider University, Saint Peter’s University, and Siena College.
About the Atlantic City Sports Commission
The Atlantic City Sports Commission was officially formed on January 13, 2015 as a 501 (c)(3) organization with the support of Meet AC and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) to attract sporting events, conventions and competitions to Atlantic City.
Jessica Kasunich, Meet AC & ACSC