Cross Country Opens 2019 Season In Omaha

first_imgStory Links The Drake University men’s and women’s cross country teams begin their 2019 season Saturday, Aug. 31, evening in Omaha, Neb.The Bulldogs will race against Creighton in their season opener on the course at Skutt Catholic High School. The women are set to race a 4-kilometer course at 6 p.m., followed by a men’s 6-kilometer race at 6:30 p.m.As always, the first competition of the season will serve as a benchmark of the team’s competitive fitness following the first week of team workouts.Drake’s men were picked second in the Missouri Valley Conference preseason poll as the team returns nine runners from last season’s team that finished third in the Valley. Those returnees include Matt Cozine, Maximilian Fridrich and Kyle Brandt, who all finished in the top 25 at the MVC Championship.Drake’s women were tabbed eighth in the Valley poll, but return a much more experienced team than they have had in recent years. Senior Olivia Rogers leads the way after taking 33rd at the Valley championship as a junior. Rachel Selva, MyKaela Cole, Millie Bretl and Elizabeth Aho also return with an additional year of experience.Following Saturday’s season opener, the team returns to competition next Friday at the University of Iowa. Print Friendly Versioncenter_img Course Map last_img

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