Cross Country Returns to Boone for Blue Ridge Open

Thursday, October 13, 2011

BOONE, N.C. (Oct. 13, 2011) – The ETSU men’s and women’s cross country teams will make one final tune-up before competing at the Atlantic Sun Championships, as the Bucs make their third trip to Boone, N.C. this season to race in the Blue Ridge Open on Friday afternoon.

The Bucs, who already competed in the Covered Bridge Open and Mountaineer Open back in September, return to the familiar grounds of the State Farm Fields for the 5K women’s race and 8K men’s course.

The field consists of 26 teams which include former SoCon rivals Appalachian State, College of Charleston, and Furman, and ACC foes Wake Forest and Virginia Tech.

ETSU last raced in Louisville when a pair of freshman runners led the Blue and Gold across the finish line at the Greater Louisville Classic back on Oct. 1. Filip Jalovy (Modrice, Czech Republic) finished 56th (out of 240 runners) after clocking in at 25:00.33, while Isabelle Grosskopff (Telgte, Germany) showcased her best run of the year as she placed fifth among a field of 257 runners in the Blue Division. Grosskopff finished the 5,000m course in 18:15.23, marking the 14th fastest time by an A-Sun runner this season.

Following the Blue Ridge Open, the Bucs will gear up for the A-Sun Championships, which will be contested on Saturday, Oct. 29 in Nashville.

For more information on Buccaneer cross country, visit www.ETSUBucs.com.

Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
WTRACK Beynon Sports Catamount Classic Cullowhee, N.C.
Apr 11 Results
MTRACK Beynon Sports Catamount Classic Cullowhee, N.C.
Apr 11 Results
MTEN ETSU 7 Chattanooga, Tenn.
Apr 11 Chattanooga 0
BB ETSU 9 Lexington, Va.
Apr 11 Virginia Military 6
WGOLF Southern Conference Championships Savannah, Ga.
Apr 12 6th of 9
WTEN ETSU 5 Greenville, S.C.
Apr 12 Furman 2
BB ETSU 4 Lexington, Va.
Apr 12 Virginia Military 5
MGOLF The Greenbrier Collegiate Invitational White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.
Apr 13 Results
MGOLF The Greenbrier Collegiate Invitational White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.
Apr 14 1st of 13
SB Tennessee 11 Johnson City, Tenn.
Apr 14 ETSU 0
BB Appalachian St. PPD
Apr 14 ETSU
WTEN UNC Greensboro 1 Bristol, Tenn.
Apr 15 ETSU 6
BB Virginia Tech 6 Johnson City, Tenn.
Apr 15 ETSU 5
MTEN The Citadel 0 Johnson City, Tenn.
Apr 17 ETSU 7
SB Furman 2 Johnson City, Tenn.
Apr 17 ETSU 1
SB Furman 7 9
Apr 17 ETSU 6
BB Samford 15 Johnson City, Tenn.
Apr 17 ETSU 4
MTEN Furman 0 Johnson City, Tenn.
Apr 18 ETSU 4
BB Samford 8 Johnson City, Tenn.
Apr 18 ETSU 4