Aces Set Sights On John McNichols Invitational


 The University of Evansville men’s and women’s cross country teams head north to compete in the John McNichols Invitational in Terre Haute, Indiana on Saturday morning.

The races will be held at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course with the women’s 5k beginning at 8:30 a.m. (CST) race and the men’s 10k starting at 9 a.m. (CST).

Other schools running on the women’s side include: third-ranked Michigan, Cincinnati, Indiana State, Marian, McKendree, St. Mary (Kansas), and Rose-Hulman.

For the men’s race, third-ranked Illinois, Butler, Indiana State, Louisville, St. Mary (Kansas), McKendree, and Rose-Hulman.

The Aces’ women’s team finished fourth of five Division I teams last Saturday in the Belmont Opener in Nashville, Tennessee. Freshman Anna Lowry led the way for the Aces with a 32nd-place finish.

Evansville’s men earned a fifth-place finish in the five-team Divsion I field as sophomore Stanley Chepchieng paced the Aces with a 22nd-place finish in a time of 16:23.17.

For the first time, the Aces are competing at the John McNichols Invitational, previously know as the Sycamore Invitational. Evansville does have history running at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course though, as the Aces have made four previous trips to the course, most recently in 2012 for the Indiana Intercollegiate Championships.


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