Oct. 31, 2014
MEET 4: Conference USA Championships
Saturday, Nov. 1 | 10 a.m. ET
Denton, Texas | Eagle Point Cross Country Course
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – After finishing in the top three in its final regular-season meet of the season, Marshall’s cross country teams will compete in the Conference USA Championships in Denton, Texas, on Saturday. The women’s 5K race will start at 10 a.m. ET, with the men’s 8K event beginning shortly after at 11 a.m. ET. The awards ceremony for the honorees of the events will take place at noon.
HAVE YOU HERD?
Marshall last competed in the Cross Country Only National Invitational on Oct. 17 in Mechanicsville, Va. Senior Caleb Bowen (Hurricane, W.Va.) led the Thundering Herd with a time of 25:07 in the men’s 8K that helped him place third overall in the race, while as a team the men finished second overall. On the women’s side, Marshall ranked third, with sophomore Andrea Porter (Point Pleasant, W.Va.) leading the Herd in a time of 19:00. As an individual, Porter finished seventh in the field.
SCOUTING THE MEET
The Herd will face stiff competition. Leading the men’s side is two-time defending champion Anthony Rotich of UTEP. The highest-rated team in the women’s event is Middle Tennessee, which ranks eighth in its region.
Coach Jeff Small on the Conference USA Championships:
“”We are looking forward to Saturday’s race, Both teams are as healthy as they have been all season. Our training has gone well and I think we are ready to run our best race of the year. Caleb Bowen, Jack Whitney and Will Shaffer should lead the men’s team while Andrea Porter, Tori Dent and Madeline Armstrong should lead the women’s team.”
Results and a recap from the event will be available at www.HerdZone.com and on Twitter (@HerdTFXC).