Eagles Focus Shifts to Stegemoller Classic

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The University of Southern Indiana men’s and women’s cross country teams begin their season Friday at Angel Mounds for the Stegemoller Classic.

This year’s Stegemoller field includes harriers from all divisions, including McKendree University, Murray State University, MacMurray College (Ill.), Oakland City University, and UT-Martin,

Both Screaming Eagles squads made appearances in national and regional polls as part of the USTFCCCA Preseason Rankings, where the men were slotted second in the Midwest region and ninth in the nation. The women were third in the region and eleventh nationally.

Angel Mounds previously served as the 2017 NCAA Division II National Championship site for both the men and women’s races. Previously it also hosted the Division II Midwest Regionals in 2016.

The women’s five-kilometer race starts at 5:50 p.m., while the men’s race begins at 6:20 p.m. for a 7k.

TAKE NOTE:

  • Junior Austin Nolan (Evansville, Indiana) is the reigning GLVC Cross Country Champion
  • USI men have secured 13-straight GLVC Championships
  • Eight freshmen on both men’s and women’s squads make their debut
  • The last time USI started this late in the season was 2010 with the Appalachian State Mountaineer Opener

MEET HISTORY

Men:

Year Individual Champion (Team) Team Champion (Pts)
2017 Edwin Kurgat (UT-Martin) Queens (N.C.) (70)
2016 MEET CANCELLED
2015 Johnnie Guy (Southern Indiana) Southern Indiana (20)
2014 Johnnie Guy (Southern Indiana) Southern Indiana (15)
2013 Tyler Pence (Southern Indiana) Southern Indiana (17)
2012 Clay Meyer (Southern Indiana) Southern Indiana (17)
2009 Stephen Sambu (Rend Lake) Rend Lake (34)

Women:

Year Individual Champion (Team) Team Champion (Pts)
2017 Hannah Wolkenhaur (Queens) Southern Indiana (80)
2016 MEET CANCELLED
2015 Emily Roberts (Southern Indiana) Bellarmine (27)
2014 Julia Kohnen (Southern Indiana) Southern Indiana (24)
2013 Erika Frith (Unattached) Southern Indiana (21)
2012 Angela Musk (Bellarmine) Southern Indiana (20)
2009 Mary Ballinger (Southern Indiana) Southern Indiana (15)

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