Cross Country teams remain in top 10, head to Louisville Saturday


The University of Southern Indiana men’s and women’s cross country programs return to action Saturday morning when they travel to E.P. Tom Sawyer Park for the Greater Louisville Classic in Louisville, Kentucky.

The event is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. (CDT), with the men running an 8k and the women a 5k.

In the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association poll, the men dropped one spot to sixth after being idle last week. USI was tied for fifth with the University of Mount Olive last week. The Screaming Eagles are second in the Midwest Region behind Grand Valley State University, who is ranked second nationally.

In the women’s poll, USI remained eighth after having last weekend off. Top-ranked Grand Valley State and fourth-ranked Hillsdale College are both ahead of USI in the regional rankings, where the Eagles are third.

With the Eagles preparing for the Regional Crossover meet in Romeoville, Illinois, the following week, USI will likely hold out many of its top runners Saturday.