K-State Cross Country Looks for Strong Showing at NCAA Midwest Region Championships
Manhattan, Kan.-The Kansas State cross country teams return to action this weekend when they travel to Stillwater, Okla., to run in the NCAA Midwest Region Cross Country Championships on Saturday, November 15. The Wildcat men will run a 10,000-meter race at 11:00 a.m. with the women scheduled to run a 6,000-meter race at 12:00 p.m.
The race serves as an opportunity to qualify for the NCAA Championships to be held on Monday, November 24, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Last season, the Wildcat women raced to a seventh place finish at the meet while the men finished in 16th place.
A pair of runners who had a strong showing at the Big 12 Championships will lead the Wildcats at this weekend's race. On the men's side, junior Mathew Chesang will look to improve on last year's 11th place finish at the regional meet. Two weeks ago, Chesang earned all-conference honors when he finished fifth at the conference meet in Austin, Texas.
Freshman Stefanie Murer will be making her first appearance at the NCAA Midwest Region Championships. The freshman is expected to have a strong showing after her fifth place finish at the Big 12 Championships.
Other Wildcats who look to have a strong showing are Rogers Kipchumba, who was unable to run at the meet last year but finished 25th at the Big 12 meet two weeks ago, and Trisha Culbertson, who finished 11th at last year's regional meet.
This will be the final preparation for the Wildcats before the NCAA Championships on Monday, November 25, in Cedar Falls, Iowa.