Cross Country Travels to South Carolina for 33rd Annual Furman Invitational

Oct. 7, 2005

HUNTINGTON, W.Va.- Marshall's men's and women's cross country teams travel to Greenville, S.C. for the 33rd annual Furman Invitational hosted by Furman on Saturday, Oct. 8. The race will be held at the Furman University Golf Course.

Six races will take place on Saturday starting with the junior varsity 5k and finishing with the collegiate men's 8k. Participating in the Invitational are more then 60 high school and 25 collegiate teams.

The Thundering Herd women will run in the collegiate women's 5k at 10:45 a.m. The entire Marshall women's team will be running in the race on Saturday. Hannah Koverick (Hurricane, W.Va.) will be tightening her laces for the first time this season in the meet.

The starter's pistol will sound at 11:15 a.m. for the men's 8k race. Running for the Herd will be Travis Epling (Point Pleasant, W.Va.), Andrew Ramell (Mechanicsburg, Pa.), Straten Schemel (Burnt House, W.Va.), John Davis (Kenova, W.Va.) and Ryan Slone (Chesapeake, Ohio). Also running for Marshall is the top male finisher for the team this season, Jon Nelson (Barboursville, W.Va.). Nelson has been the highest finisher in every meet this season: 16th in the Woodford Trials, 10th in the Queen City Invitational and 93rd at the Sean Earl Lakefront Classic.

Following the conclusion of the Furman Invitational, the Herd will run in their last meet of the regular season on Friday, Oct. 14 at the Eastern Kentucky Invitational in Richmond, Ky.