Aug. 1, 2013
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Marshall cross country Coach Jeff Small announced the 2013 schedule for the men’s and women’s teams on Thursday. The first four meets of the season will mirror those of the Herd’s 2012 schedule as it will make return trips to Akron, Ohio; Nashville, Tenn.; Charlotte, N.C.; and Evansville, Ind.
The Herd will look to build on its past successes as the 2013 season looms. The familiarity factor may be beneficial for both cross country squads with rosters heavily rooted in homegrown talent.
The fall season will begin on Thursday, Sept. 5 at the University of Akron Invitational.
Coach Small will look for his squads to grow at the Commodore Invitational (Sept. 14) with the meet being hosted by SEC member Vanderbilt and the Herd among a field of strong men’s and women’s teams.
New Conference USA member Charlotte will play host to the Thundering Herd on Sept. 28 for the Charlotte Invitational.
Marshall will use its final regular-season meet, the Evansville Invitational (Oct. 19), to hone its skills before working to compete for a conference championship and more.
Both Marshall squads will shift their focus to postseason competition when they head to Denton, Texas, for the C-USA Championship (Nov. 2), followed by the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional, which will be held in Bethlehem, Pa. (Nov. 15).
The 2013 fall campaign will come to a close for the men and women with the NCAA Championships on Nov. 23 in Terre Haute, Ind.
Times are still to be determined for each of the 2013 meets.
2013 Marshall Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Schedule
Sept. 5 - University of Akron Invitational (Akron, Ohio)
Sept. 13 - Commodore Classic (Nashville, Tenn.)
Sept. 28 - Charlotte Invitational (Charlotte, N.C.)
Oct. 19 - Evansville Invitational (Evansville, Ind.)
Nov. 2 - Conference USA Championships (Denton, Texas)
Nov. 15 - NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional (Bethlehem, Pa.)
Nov. 23 - NCAA Division I Championships (Terre Haute, Ind.)