ETSU men’s cross country heads to Louisville Saturday
ETSU men’s cross country heads to Louisville Saturday
Friday, October 1, 2021

Bucs one of 35 teams competing in strong field

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 1, 2021) – As the calendar flips to October, the ETSU men’s cross country team turns its attention to the final two meets before the conference championship as the Buccaneers head to Kentucky for the Live in Lou Cross Country Classic, which gets underway Saturday from E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park.

“We ran a solid, but not great, race two weeks ago and we need to show up on Saturday ready to make progress,” said ETSU Director of Cross Country/Track & Field George Watts. “They've worked hard over the past two weeks, and although, Tuesday's workout was not great, they've gotten over that and are ready to compete. It will be a larger field compared to the Huntsville race, on a fast but challenging course with some very fine competition. Every single guy needs to do their part to make this a successful team effort.”  

RACE INFO

  • The Buccaneer men will run in the gold race with the 8K run beginning at 9:30 a.m.
  • This marks the 20th annual event.
  • ETSU placed fifth in this meet in 2019.
  • The race will be video streamed live on FloTrack. Click here to access the stream (subscription fee)
  • Live scoring will be provided via FlashResults.com ... Click here for live results.

ABOUT THE BUCS

  • The Buccaneer men enter this weekend ranked No. 14 in the South region.
  • This marks the third meet of the season for the Blue and Gold as ETSU placed third at the season-opening Covered Bridge Open and are coming off a sixth-place showing at the North Alabama Showcase, which will also host next month’s NCAA South Regional.
  • Matt Scarr (Wambersal, NSW, Australia) holds the fifth fastest 8K time in the SoCon with his mark of 24:25.63 at the North Alabama Showcase.
  • Myles Stoots (Mobile, Ala.) is coming off a personal best last time out in Alabama … Stoots, who was running in his home state, clocked in at 25:04.56.

THE FIELD

  • The men’s gold race features 35 teams, including Wisconsin, who is ranked 14th nationally.
  • Nine Division I teams are regionally ranked … ETSU is one of four teams ranked in the South region running this weekend – #4 MTSU, #7 Lipscomb, #10 South Alabama and #14 ETSU … New Orleans is ranked No. 8 in the South Central region, while Appalachian State (#14) and UNCG (#15) are ranked in the Southeast region … UTEP is #13 in the Mountain region and Loyola Chicago is #13 in the Midwest.

UP NEXT

The Bucs will make their final tune-up before the SoCon Championship as ETSU stays in state for the Golden Eagle Invitational, which will be held Friday, Oct. 15 in Cookeville.

For more information on ETSU men’s cross country, visit ETSUBucs.com.