BOULDER – After returning from Charlottesville this past weekend, the University of Colorado cross country program will jump right back into action as it travels to Columbia, Mo. to compete at the Gans Creek Classic on Friday.
Colorado didn’t perform as well as it would’ve liked to at the Virginia Invitational last Saturday as the men’s squad came in 12th and the women’s squad came in ninth. However, the Buffs will look to bounce back as the top-ranked team amongst those that are competing in Columbia.
The men’s race will start with a 2,000-meter lap followed by two 3,000-meter laps adding up to an 8K. The men will run first at 8 a.m. MT before the women run at 8:45 a.m. MT. The women’s 6K will consist of two 3,000-meter loops.
For the Buffs, the men’s squad will feature eight athletes, half of whom are freshman competing in their first major collegiate meet. Colorado is also sending four individuals from the women’s side including Tiya Chamberlin, Sierra Parks, Joelle McDonald and Emma Hadley. Parks has only ran for CU once at this season’s opening time trials while Hadley is yet to race for Colorado.
The freshman duo of Conner Wingfield and Charles Robertson will be joined by Alex Baca as those who will look to set the pace up front on Friday. Ben Greene will hope to immerse himself in the pack as well. Also representing the Buffs will be Jace Aschbrenner, Wilson Georges, Ryan Lindrud and Reese Kilbarger-Stumpff.
After the Gans Creek Classic on Friday, the University of Colorado cross country program will have a two-week break before its next meet in Madison, Wis.
Meet information can be found here.
Live results can be found here.