K-State Cross Country to Run in 67th Annual Cowboy Jamboree
Manhattan, Kan.-The Kansas State cross country teams will see their first real tests of the season when they travel to Stillwater, Okla., to compete in the Oklahoma State Cowboy Jamboree on Saturday, October 4, at the OSU Cross Country Course. K-State's women will run a 6,000-meter race at 9:10 a.m. with the men to run an 8,000-meter race at 9:40 a.m.
"We are very excited to compete in a meet that will provide stiff competition on a challenging course," head coach Randy Cole said. "We have been improving our training each week and it will be a good test for everybody involved."
The meet will include 28 teams from around the country, by far the largest meet the Wildcats have competed in this season. Participating teams include Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Texas Tech and Wichita State.
Kansas State junior Mathew Chesang will look to win his third individual title of the season after victories in the Hurricane Festival and the Kansas State Invitational. Chesang has been the first Wildcat to cross the finish line in the last eight Kansas State races.
On the women's side, the Wildcats will also be looking to take home their third individual title of the season. Junior Trisha Culbertson opened the season for Kansas State by winning the Hurricane Festival while freshman Stephanie Murer won the first individual title of her career with a victory at the Kansas State Invitational.
Following the Cowboy Jamboree, Kansas State will compete in the Chile Pepper Invitational hosted by the University of Arkansas on Saturday, October 18, in Fayetteville, Ark.
Complete results of the Cowboy Jamboree can be found on www.okstate.com after the meet.