WICHITA, Kan. - The Wichita State University men's and women's cross country teams travel to Stillwater, Okla. for the OSU Cowboy Jamboree on Sept. 29. Both teams are coming off team titles in their first two meets of the season, winning the J.K. Gold Classic and the Missouri State Invitational.
21 men's University/College teams and 17 women's University/College teams will compete in Saturday's races. The lady Shockers will start their 5,000-meter race at 9:15 a.m. and the men's 8K race begins at 9:45 a.m.
"The OSU Jamboree has always been a good meet for us to compete in," said Head Coach Kirk Hunter. "There is always great competition and it is a great chance for us to really test ourselves and see how we fit with other teams in our region."
The Shockers last competed at the Missouri State Invite in Springfield, Mo. Despite the rainy and wet course both Shocker teams brought home first place finishes. For the women, senior Aliphine Tuliamuk took home her second consecutive individual title, winning the 5,000-meter race with a time of 18:01 and sophomore Kaitlyn McLeod finished third with a time of 18:37. In the university/men's 8K, senior Marcos Bailon led the way with a second place finish with a time of 25:25 and sophomore Sterling Spencer followed Bailon placing third with a time of 25:40.
"We are really excited for the meet at OSU. It is finally a chance for us to run with the bigger schools and mix it up," said Sophomore Kaitlyn McLeod.
Results of the OSU Cowboy Jamboree will be posted Saturday afternoon.
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