Marshall Heads to Charlotte Invitational
Herd to run Saturday morning in Charlotte, N.C.
Sept. 27, 2013
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – For the third meet of the season, the Marshall men’s and women’s cross country teams will compete in the Charlotte Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 28.
“We have had some great practices during the last week as the fall weather moved in,” Marshall coach Jeff Small said. “We are looking forward to some improved times by our athletes this weekend in Charlotte.”
HAVE YOU HERD?
Competing in the Commodore Classic for the third-straight season, the Marshall men’s and women’s cross country teams recorded respective finishes of 17th and 12th on the morning of Sept. 14 in Nashville, Tenn.
SCOUTING THE MEET
Hosted by new Conference USA member Charlotte, the meet will be held at McAlpine Park. The women’s gold race will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will be followed by the men’s gold race at 9:00 a.m.
The Thundering Herd competes in the Charlotte Invitational for the second consecutive season after the men placed ninth in 2012 and the women finished 18th.
LEADING THE PACK
Senior Jack Whitney (Ripley, W.Va.) has ran in each of the first two meets of the season (Tommy Evans Invitational, Sept. 5 and Commodore Classic, Sept. 16) and has been the highest Marshall men’s finisher in each race. Whitney finished 12th at the Tommy Evans Invitational with a time of 20:48.00, followed by a 48th place result at the Commodore Classic which took 26:07.45.
On the women’s side, two different runners have led the way for the Herd in each of the first two meets of the fall. Senior transfer Debbie Amos (Parkersburg, W.Va.) led Marshall in the Tommy Evans Invitational with her 16th place finish that took 19:05.00. In the Commodore Classic, Julia Galloway was the top Herd finisher in the 5k as her time of 19:46.24 had her finish 100th.
Marshall will take on host Charlotte along with Atlantic Coast Conference members Florida State and Miami (Fla.), in addition to Davidson, Mississippi State, North Florida, Northern Kentucky, Radford, Tennessee Tech, UNC Greensboro, USC Upstate and VMI.