Wildcats Ready For NCAA Midwest Regional

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Coming off a hard-run Big 12 Championship race, the Kansas State cross country teams set their sights on the NCAA Midwest Regional competition, which will be held at the Ashton Cross Country Course in Iowa City, Iowa on Friday. 

The national regional will begin at 11 a.m. CT with the women’s 6K race, followed by the men’s 10K race, which is slated to begin at noon CT. 

At last season’s NCAA Midwest Regional at the Rim Rock Farm cross country course, the Wildcat men finished in 21st place, while the women’s squad finished inside the top 20 after recording a 16th place finish. 

Senior Morgan Wedekind  led the way for the Wildcat women at last season’s competition, finishing in 23rd place with a time of 20:56.6 to earn Midwest All-Region Team honors. On the men’s side, junior Colton Donahue led the way for the Wildcats, taking 55th place after crossing the finish line in 31:24.9.

K-State is looking to bounce back after the 2016 Big 12 Championship race where the women finished in 10th place with 261 points, while the men finished in eighth place with a final score of 217 points. Wedekind again led the women, finishing in 36th place with a time of 21:54.7, while junior Bryan Zack led the men with a career-best 34th-place finish with a time of 26:34.5. 

More information on the meet, including course maps, box assignments and a link for live results, can be found on the meet’s homepage by clicking here

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