Herd Ready to Run in NCAA Regional

The Herd will look for a strong showing from its men's and women's teams

Nov. 14, 2013

MEET 5: NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional
Friday, Nov. 15 | 12 p.m.
Bethlehem, Pa. | Goodman Campus Cross Country Course

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Coming off nearly two weeks of rest after competing in the Conference USA Championship, the Marshall men’s and women’s cross country teams will run in the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional meet Friday afternoon.

Results and a recap from the regional event will be available at www.HerdZone.com and on Twitter (@HerdTFXC).

At the C-USA Championship, the men finished 10th in the 8K, while the women recorded a 12th place finish in the 5K run. Hosted by C-USA newcomer North Texas, Tulsa swept both events to win the men’s and women’s team titles. Each race consisted of 13 teams.

Once again, senior Jack Whitney (Ripley, W.Va.) was the top finisher for the Marshall men, a feat he accomplished in all five meets this season for the Thundering Herd. Whitney finished 34th overall and posted a time of 26:40.49. For the women, freshman Andrea Porter (Pt. Pleasant, W.Va.) led the Herd in the 5K with a time of 19:36.36.

Hosted by Lehigh University, the meet will be held at Goodman Campus Cross Country Course. The action will get underway with the men’s 10K championship race at 12 p.m., followed by the women’s 6K that will begin at 1:15 p.m.

29 men’s teams from the region will be competing, along with 33 women’s teams. The top two teams from each side will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Championship.

There is a chance for the Herd’s season to continue if Marshall runners find success on Friday. The 2013 NCAA Championships will take place Saturday, Nov. 23, in Terra Haute, Ind.