Cross Country to End Regular Season at Evansville
Evansville Invitational to be final event before Conference USA Championships
Oct. 18, 2013
MEET 4: Evansville Invitational
Saturday, Oct. 19 | 11 a.m.
Evansville, Ind. | UE Cross Country Course
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – With three meets already in the rear-view mirror, the Marshall men’s and women’s cross country teams are set for the Evansville Invitational, which serves as the final regular season meet of the fall.
HAVE YOU HERD?
The Herd returns to the course after not having competed in 21 days after running in the Charlotte Invitational (Sept. 28), where the men placed 11th and the women finished 16th.
Having led all Marshall runners in each of the first three races, senior Jack Whitney (Ripley, W.Va.) has logged respective finishes of 12th, 48th and 23rd this fall. Three different runners have led the Marshall women in each of the first three meets of the season.
SCOUTING THE MEET
Hosted by the University of Evansville, the meet will be held at the UE Cross Country Course. The action will get underway at 11 a.m. with the men’s 8k race, followed by the women’s 5k that will begin at 11:45 a.m.
For the sixth consecutive season, the Thundering Herd will compete in the Evansville Invitational, having first competed during the 2008 season. In 2013, the Marshall men and women each brought home second-place finishes.
Marshall coach Jeff Small (Heading into Evansville Invitational)
“We are hoping for some great performances from our guys team, especially Jack Whitney, William Shaffer and Tyler Salmons. Jack has led us all season long and his workouts have shown he is ready to go even faster. William was coming off an illness this summer but has really looked good in practice lately as has Tyler.”
“The women's team is a little dinged up with some lower leg problems. We hope to make it through this meet with all the girls healthy and ready to roll at the CUSA meet in two weeks.”
With the regular season complete, Marshall will have two weeks to prepare for the Conference USA Championships, set for Saturday, Nov. 2, in Denton, Texas. The event will be hosted by C-USA newcomer North Texas.