Kansas Cross Country Travels to Missouri to Compete Against Border Rivals

Sept. 8, 2010


After sweeping their first meet of the 2010 season, the Kansas cross country teams travel across the border to Columbia, Mo. for the Missouri Cross Country Challenge, Saturday, Sept. 11.

The KU men captured first and women finished second at last year’s race, with several athletes placing among the top 10. The Jayhawks will compete against three other schools, including border rival Missouri, Stephens College and University of Missouri Kansas City.

The Kansas women’s team will be led by sophomores Kyra Kilwein and Tessa Turcotte, who placed first and second respectively, at the Bob Timmons Classic, as well as sophomore teammate Allie Marquis. Senior Amanda Miller, who finished fifth at the meet last season, and junior standouts Rebeka Stowe and Kara Windisch will not be competing this weekend.

Also competing at the A.L. Gustin Golf Course for the women are juniors Cori Christensen, Lindsay Schaefer, Devin Wiegers, Mackenzie Abernathy as well as sophomores Kathleen Thompson, Brenna Farren and Natalie Becker.

On the men’s side, the Jayhawks will look to senior Nick Caprario and juniors Austin Bussing, Donny Wasinger and Zach Zarda to lead the pack. Zarda was the No. 1 finisher at the Bob Timmons Classic, while Wasinger placed second at the 2009 Missouri Cross Country Challenge.

Freshmen Josh Munsch and Jose Muñoz will also play a significant role for KU this weekend, as they are both coming off of a top five finish at the Bob Timmons Classic.

They will be joined by junior Clay Schneider, sophomores Sean Proehl, Josh Baden and Ben Wilson as well as freshmen Kaman Schneider, Nikki Trooien-Smith and Emilio Trujillo.

The men’s 8K race will begin at 10 a.m. CDT Saturday, followed by the women’s 5K at 10:40 a.m. CDT. Complete results and meet recap will be available on www.kuathletics.com following the race.