ATLANTA – Georgia State's cross country team announced its 2017 competition schedule Wednesday. The Panthers are scheduled to run seven times this season including two postseason races.

Head coach Chris England will begin his eighth year at the helm of the program on Sept. 2 when GSU takes part in the Dayton Flyer Challenge in Kettering, Ohio.

"A busy schedule competing in five different states throughout the autumn will prepare the Panthers to run their best at the Sun Belt Championship and the NCAA Division 1 South Region Cross Country Championship,” England said.

The Panthers will next run closer to home, taking part in the KSU Invite on Sept. 9 in Kennesaw, Ga. Fellow Sun Belt member Appalachian State will host GSU Sept. 16 before Georgia State goes west to Oxford, Ala. to compete at Jacksonville State on Sept. 30.

The final tune-up of the regular season will be the Mississippi College Invitational in Clinton, Miss., on Oct. 14.

The Panthers then have a week off before the Sun Belt Championships on Oct. 28 in Boone, N.C., followed by the NCAA D-1 South Region XC Championship in Tuscaloosa, Ala. on Nov. 10.

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