K-State to Compete at Midwest Regionals

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State’s cross country teams travel to Lawrence, Kansas, on Friday to race in the Midwest Regional Championships at the Rim Rock Farm Cross Country Course. 

The race kicks off at noon with the women’s 6K, followed by the men’s 10K at 1 p.m. CT. 

K-State is coming off solid performances at the Big 12 Championships two weeks ago, in which, the men’s team finished 6th and the women’s squad 7th.

“I think the guys, if they run well, can finish as a top-20 team,” head coach Ryun Godfrey said. “They finished 26th last year so I think that would be a pretty good improvement. On the women’s side, Morgan Wedekind is trying to figure out if being an individual qualifier is possible. She needs to have a great race to finish in the top-4.”

Wedekind is looking to continue her impressive season after medaling at the Big 12 Championship with a 10th-place finish. She had also placed in the top-5 in all three of her races prior to the Big 12 Championships.

“I am hoping that Paige (Stratioti) and Kayla (Doll) are a little bit more aggressive than they were at conference and put themselves in a better position to start with,” Godfrey said. “It will be a big meet for our two freshmen. I think they like the idea that they are traveling down the road to compete.”

On the men’s side, sophomore Colton Donahue looks to continue to improve on his success after his 16th-place finish at the Big 12 Championships. 

“I think Colton has a shot of being in the top-35 or top-40 in the race,” Godfrey added. “The Bachman twins have also been running well, and if they were to finish in the top-80 or top-85 that would be a good finish for them.” 

Meet information, as well as the link for live results for both races, can be found here.

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