Sept. 13, 2013
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – With one fall meet already under their belts, the Marshall men’s and women’s cross country teams will head south to the 2013 Commodore Classic for the third consecutive season. The meet is scheduled Saturday, Sept. 14.
“We are looking forward to going down to Vanderbilt and taking on some great competition from schools around the Southeast,” Marshall coach Jeff Small said. “Hopefully, our teams will show improvements over their performances from last week in Akron.”
A total of 20 schools will be competing in the morning meets, including Southeastern Conference members Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Vanderbilt. Marshall will also get a chance to run against Conference USA newcomer Middle Tennessee.
The meet will be hosted by Vanderbilt University on Vaughn’s Gap Cross Country Course at Percy Warner Park. The men’s 8k gold race will begin at 9 a.m. and the women’s 5k gold race will get under way at 10 a.m.
In the 2012 Commodore Classic, the Marshall men finished ninth among 24 teams while the women took 15th out of 24.
At the Tommy Evans Invitational (Sept. 5) in Akron, Ohio, the Thundering Herd opened the season with a strong performance from senior Jack Whitney (Ripley, W.Va.). He led the Marshall men with a time of 20:48 to finish 12th overall. Senior transfer Debbie Amos (Parkersburg, W.Va.) led the Herd women with her 16th-place finish in 19:05.
Results and a recap from the 2013 Commodore Classic will be available at www.HerdZone.com.