Cross Country to Host K-State/KU Dual Friday

MANHATTAN, Kan. The Kansas State men’s and women’s cross country teams continue their 2006 campaigns, hosting the K-State/KU Dual this Friday, September 8 at Warner Park in Manhattan. Races are scheduled to begin at 6:45 p.m. with the women’s 5K race, followed by the men’s 5K race at 7:15 p.m.


The Wildcats are coming off a men’s third-place and women’s fourth-place team finish last week at the Bob Timmons Invitational in Lawrence, Kan. Impressive individual performances highlighted last weekend’s event, as freshman Lindsay Pierson finished third overall with a 6K time of 22:42.89. Pierson was the top Big 12 performer at the meet.


On the men’s side, sophomore Kory Cool led the Wildcats with a fifth-place finish at the Timmons Invitational. His time of 26:26.10 beat his previous-best mark at Rim Rock Farm by almost 45 seconds.


This week will prove to be a test for the Wildcats, as Kansas comes into Manhattan with two solid teams. The 2005 Jayhawk men’s team finished 12th at the NCAA Championship meet, while the Kansas women turned in a soild 11th-place finish at the 2005 Midwest Regional Championships. Both Kansas teams captured the Timmons Invitational titles last weekend.


Friday marks only the second time that K-State will run at Warner Park in recent years.


Results from the K-State/KU Dual will be posted at as soon as they become available.