Cross Country Prepares For Big 12 Championships

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Oct. 25, 2005


After a two-week break, the University of Kansas cross country teams will compete in the Big 12 Championships on Friday, Oct. 28, in Waco, Texas. Junior Benson Chesang, the 2004 men’s individual champion, returns to the championship field to defend his crown. The men’s and women’s teams will look to improve on their fourth and 10th place finishes, respectively, from last year’s meet. The men’s team is currently ranked No. 13 in the country.

Baylor will host the meet at Bear Run Cross Country Course. The men’s 8k race will begin at 10 a.m. CT followed by the women’s 6k run at 11 a.m. The top men’s and women’s teams will be crowned league champion and earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships. The top 15 individuals in each race will be named all-conference.

This will mark the championships’ 10th site with a different school sponsoring the event each year (Iowa State – 1996, Oklahoma State – 1997, Nebraska – 1998, Texas A&M – 1999, Colorado – 2000, Oklahoma – 2001, Missouri – 2002, Texas (Spicewood, Texas) – 2003, Kansas State (Topeka, Kan.) – 2004, Baylor – 2005).