The cross country teams are fresh off a two week break and are
ready to invade Terre Haute, Ind. for the Pre-NCAA Championships
this weekend. The site for these important races is the LaVern
Gibson Championship Course at the Wabash Valley Family Sports
In addition to the Rams, there will also be many familiar foes
from the Mountain West Conference at the meet, including Air Force,
BYU, New Mexico and Utah.
“It will be nice to get to see how some of the MWC opponents
run, especially BYU, and it will help prepare us to face them at
the Mountain West Championships and in Nationals,” said senior
The ladies kick off the event with the 6,000-meter race
beginning at 11 a.m. followed by the men’s 8,000 meter at 12:10
After both teams posted top-10 finishes in their last meet, the
Roy Griak Invitational, they are looking to earn valuable points
that will get them into the NCAA Finals.
The two teams will be led by Feest and senior Mike Nicks, who
both earned MWC Cross Country Athlete of the Week honors following
their impressive performances at the Griak Invitational.
“Our team didn’t run its best at the Invitational, but our
objective for this week is to get business done and beat some
ranked teams to get to nationals,” Feest said.
The Rams will look to keep their momentum going in this meet in
preparation for the MWC Championships on Oct. 30.