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Herd Cross Country to Compete In Opening Meet

The Herd will compete in four regular season meets.
Sept. 4, 2015

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall’s cross country team will compete in its first meet of 2015 in Evansville, Ind., at the Early Bird Invite on Saturday at 11 a.m.  

Meet results and a recap will be available on following the meet.


The Thundering Herd will run four meets leading up to the Conference USA Championships. Each regular-season meet will be spaced out by two weeks. The other three regular-season events will be at Vanderbilt (Sept. 19), Louisville (Oct. 3) and Richmond (Oct. 17).  Western Kentucky will host the 2015 Conference USA Championships on Oct. 31.

On the women’s team, there are 11 returnees and three incoming freshmen. Two freshmen (Holly Ackerman and Adrianna Cook) call West Virginia home, while Taylor Craigo is from Warren, Ohio.

The men’s team also features three freshmen and has seven returning runners. Freshman Joe Schwartz attended high school in Charleston at Capital High School. Nick Schmidt is from Davidson, Mich. and Daniel Green is from Mercersburg, Pa.


Assistant Coach Caleb Bowen on the Early Bird Invite

“We’re definitely looking forward to this meet because we have a lot of good freshmen coming in and a lot of new talent along with the returnees on the men’s and women’s side.”

“We’re going to have an opportunity to race against some really good teams, like Louisville,  Indiana State and Evansville.”

“We selected this meet because we normally go to Akron and compete against some old Mid-American Conference schools, but they changed the date of that meet and it didn’t work for us so we decided to go somewhere else. Evansville is not that far away. It’s also a good course and there’s some really good competition.”


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