Cross Country Heads to Greater Louisville Classic
Sept. 28, 2012
WATCH: Cross Country Preview
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State cross country programs head to their first team-scored meet of the season as they travel to Kentucky for the 11th Annual Greater Louisville Classic on Saturday, Sept. 29 at the E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park in Louisville, Ky. The men are set to race 8,000 meters at 9:30 a.m. ET, followed by the women running 5,000 meters at 10:15 a.m. ET.
The venue will also be the same course used for the 2012 Cross Country NCAA Championships.
"This is a place we haven't been for a meet in cross country," said Director of Cross Country/Track & Field Walt Drenth. "With it being the course for the national championship, we're going there to see some really good competition and also to get familiar with the greater Louisville area.
In total, two men's (No. 6 Texas, No. 28 Columbia) and four women's teams (No. 1 Washington, No. 8 Vanderbilt, No. 14 Michigan State and No. 29 Wisconsin) ranked in the USTFCCCA national coaches' poll are slated to participate in the two races.
Where We Rank
On the men's side, MSU is currently sixth in the USTFCCCA Great Lakes regional rankings.
Last Time Out
The competition began with the collegiate women's 6K race. Five Spartans finished in the top-25 in the only home race of the season. First to cross the finish line for MSU was redshirt senior Rachel McFarlane, placing 10th overall with a time of 21:38.
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