Oct. 28, 2009
HOUSTON, Texas - The Marshall University men's and women's cross country teams lay it all on the line this Saturday in Houston as they compete at the Conference USA Cross Country Championships at Bear Branch Sports Field in Woodlands, Texas, hosted by the University of Houston.
Sophomore sensation Matt Schiffbauer headlines the men's team which is coming off two first-place team finishes in as many races. Schiffbauer, a three-time C-USA cross country Athlete of the Week, will be in contention for the individual title.
Competing for the Herd along with Schiffbauer will be: David Caldwell, Chris Cole, Josh Feather, Adam Frohnapfel, Eric Frohnapfel, Henry Heisey, Peter Starnes, and Alex Zurbuch.
The men's 8K race will get the morning started at 9 a.m. (CDT).
Senior Allison Cox and junior Kathleen Clark headline the Herd women's team. The duo will be joined by the likes of sophomores Kylie Lemons and Leslie Thomas, along with freshman Kelly Mortakis.
The women's 5K championship race will be approximately a half-hour after the conclusion of the men's race, roughly around 10 a.m.
For championship results, fans can log onto http://conferenceusa.cstv.com/championships/09-c-xc-championship.html.