TSU Cross Country Heads to OVC Championship at EIU
Thursday, October 26, 2017
TSU Cross Country Heads to OVC Championship at EIU

OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP
Saturday, Oct. 28
Panther Trail Course | Charleston, Ill.
MEN (8K): 9 a.m.  |  WOMEN (5K): 10 a.m.

LIVE RESULTS: CFPITiming.com
MEET INFORMATION: OVCSports.com

STARTING LINE: After nearly a month since the last competition, the Tennessee State men’s and women’s cross country teams will compete at the Ohio Valley Conference Championship on Saturday, Oct. 28 in Charleston, Ill. The men’s 8K at Panther Trail Course is scheduled for a 9 a.m. start followed by the women’s 5K at 10 a.m.

LAST TIME OUT

  • TSU’s last competition came on Sept. 30 at the Louisville Sports Commission Cross Country Classic.
  • Freshmen Larry McNary (28:34.23) and Marcus Abdul (28:57.88) posted the top two times of the day for the men’s team in the 8K.
  • For the Tigerbelles, freshman Rebekah Wynn (20:45.98) was TSU’s top finisher in the 5K for the fourth time this season.

CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

  • TSU’s men’s cross country team has placed 12th at the OVC Cross Country Championship in each of the last five seasons.
  • On the women’s side, the Tigerbelles have also taken 12th place five years in a row.
  • The last time TSU placed an individual in the top 10  at the OVC Cross Country Championship was in 2000 when Candice Simon secured ninth place for the women’s team.

TOP TIMES THIS SEASON

  • WOMEN’S 5K
    • 19:58.3 – Rebekah Wynn – Austin Peay Cross Country Festival (9/23)
    • 20:35.1 – Kayla Pryor – Austin Peay Cross Country Festival (9/23)
    • 20:45.98 – Rebekah Wynn – Louisville Sports Commission Cross Country Classic (9/30)
  • MEN’S 6K
    • 23:27.9 – Marcus Abdul – Golden Eagle Invitational (9/2)
  • MEN’S 4 MILE
    • 20:38.3 – Larry McNary – Austin Peay Cross Country Festival (9/23)
  • MEN’S 8K
    • 28:34.23 – Larry McNary – Louisville Sports Commission Cross Country Classic (9/30)
    • 28:57.88 – Marcus Abdul – Louisville Sports Commission Cross Country Classic (9/30)
    • 29:46.0 – Marcus Abdul – Asics Embry-Riddle Classic (9/16)

LAST YEAR’S EVENT

  • Then-senior Quamel Prince posted the day’s 53rd best time in the 8K to lead the men’s team to a 12th place finish at last year’s OVC Championship in Nashville.
  • Kenyana Hampton paced the women’s squad with a 66th place finish at last year’s event as the Tigerbelles took 12th place.

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