Cross Country Back in Action Friday at Notre Dame
Team competes at Notre Dame for second consecutive year
HUNTINGTON, W.Va.—The Marshall cross country team returns to action Friday at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational. Friday’s meet will be the third of four regular season meets for the Thundering Herd.
The team returns to Notre Dame for the second consecutive year. The 2017 meet is split up into gold and blue division races, which is the same as last season. Last season in the gold division race, the men finished 16th out of 24 schools and the women finished 19th out of 28 schools.
The Herd will compete in the gold race again in 2017. The women’s 5K begins at 3:15 p.m. ET, and the men’s 5-mile race begins at 4 p.m. ET.
51 schools including 42 men’s and 47 women’s teams will be in South Bend, Indiana for the meet. The Thundering Herd women will be competing against 26 other schools while the men will compete against 21 other schools in the gold division race. Gold race competitors include Conference USA opposition UTSA and Southern Miss (women only) and Mid-Atlantic Regional opposition Temple.
A full list of teams competing and a live results link can be found at the top of the page.
The Herd last competed September 16 at the Commodore Classic hosted by Vanderbilt University. Junior Daniel Green recorded the highest individual finish ever for a men’s Marshall runner at the Commodore Classic, finishing 20th with a time of 25:41.2. The men finished 10th out of 15 teams.
Junior Adriana Cook led the women with a time of 19:55.6, finishing in 120th. The team placed 15th out of 17 schools.
Assistant Coach Caleb Bowen on the past two weeks of training
“We have had a great last two weeks of practice. The team has worked really hard with the lifting, with the mileage, with all four of the workouts we did. I’m excited because our last workout showed that they’re ready. I think we’re going to have a lot better race just because they’re fresh and ready to go.
This is the first meet we’ve emphasized that we really wanted to do well at. They know that, and hopefully I’ve gotten it across to them that they need to be competitive, they need to go out and race other teams; not settle behind other teams.”
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