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2012 C-USA Cross Country Championships

Leonard is hoping to take the Herd ladies to a new level on Monday

Oct. 26, 2012

MOSELLE, Miss. -- The Marshall University cross country team will travel to the 2012 Conference USA Cross Country Championships this weekend in preparation for the women’s 5k and men’s 8k races that are set to take place on Monday at the Pine Belt National Golf Course.

Hosted by Southern Miss, the conference event will begin Monday at 9 a.m. with the women’s 5k race and conclude with the men’s 8k race at 10 a.m. An awards ceremony will take place at 11 a.m., and admission is free to all spectators.

The Marshall ladies will be looking to improve upon their last place finish from 2011, while the men’s team hopes to break into the top-3 after finishing fourth and fifth the past two seasons. Runners Trey Beckett, Caleb Bowen, Ryan Bowser, Jordan Brown-Stobbe, David Caldwell, Adam Frohnapfel, Tyler Salmons, Peter Starnes, and Jack Whitney will all run for the Marshall men, while Lauren Bartoldson, Julia Galloway, Celia Leonard, Zoe Leonard, Molly Miloscia, Kelley Mortakis, Alexandria Phares, Sammantha Stroker, and Leslie Thomas will compete for the women’s team.



Through four prior meets this fall, Caldwell has paced the Thundering Herd men’s team while Celia Leonard has led the women. Both runners will need to be in top form if they hope to usurp defending champions Tulsa and SMU.

For more information, please consult the championship central, course map, video preview, and notebook links below. The official meet results and photo galleries will be available on the league's website at on the Cross Country Championship Central page. For real time results, go to Complete coverage of the event will also be available on the C-USA Digital Network, and on Marshall’s official Twitter account (@Herd_Zone).

C-USA Championship Central | Course Maps | Championship Video Preview | Championship Notebook