UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Following a successful Cowboy Jamboree in Stillwater, Okla. (Sept. 30), the Penn State cross country teams are back at the Penn State Blue-White Course for one final race in Happy Valley as the Nittany Lions host the Penn State National Open Friday.
The women’s 6K is scheduled to go off at 10:45 a.m. ET, while the men’s 5.2 Mile race is slated for an 11:30 a.m. ET start. The meet is held at the Penn State Blue-White Course in University Park.
THE FIELD (USTFCCCA Rankings - Men/Women)
Akron, Bucknell, Buffalo, Cornell, Dartmouth, Duquesne, James Madison, Kent State, Lehigh, Loyola (Md.), North Carolina, Oklahoma State (9/26), Penn State (--/10), Princeton, UC-Davis, Villanova (--/15), West Virginia (--/29), William and Mary
IN THE RANKINGS
The Penn State women's cross country team currently sits at No. 10 in the latest NCAA Division I Cross Country National Coaches Poll, as announced Oct. 3 by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
LAST TIME OUT
The Nittany Lions turned in two top-three performances early Saturday morning at the Cowboy Jamboree hosted by Oklahoma State. T-No. 9 Penn State women's team finished second while the men's team turned in a third-place performance.
On the women's side, Penn State placed every runner in the top-25 led by Jillian Hunsberger who was the top finisher for the Nittany Lions. The senior from Pittsburgh, Pa. finished the 6K in 21:06.0.
The Penn State men's team was led by Colin Abert who crossed the tape in 24:48.2. Rounding out the scoring for Penn State were Timothy McGowan (24:59.1), Bobby Hill (25:13.4), John McGowan (25:26.7) and Ben Bumgarner (25:29.1).
The Nittany Lions will take two weeks off to prepare for the Big Ten Championships that will be hosted by Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind. Oct. 29th.
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