RCW: Sport Spotlight 4.6 (Cross Country)
— Kansas Cross Country (@KansasXC) October 1, 2017
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Kansas cross country concluded its 2017 home slate on Saturday, September 30, with the Rim Rock Collegiate Classic at Rim Rock Farm. This season marked the 43rd year the Jayhawk cross country teams called Rim Rock Farm home, competing in two meets at their beloved course.
Rim Rock Farm hosted three meets in total in 2017, including one high school competition. Rim Rock’s meet season began on September 2 with the Bob Timmons Dual Classic, where the Jayhawk men and women swept the competition.
A throng of Kansas high school athletes swarmed to Rim Rock Farm for the Rim Rock High School Classic on September 23, before the final meet at the course for the 2017 season.
The Jayhawk men and women each finished second in their respective races at the Rim Rock Collegiate Classic, with Alaina Schroeder finishing third overall in the women’s 6K as KU’s top female finisher and Michael Melgares placing second in the 8K among collegiate competitors in what turned out to be the top finish in his college cross country career.
Kansas will travel to Louisville, Kentucky for its first meet away from Rim Rock Farm on October 14, when the Jayhawks compete in the Pre-National Invitational at E.P. Tom Sawyer Park, hosted by the University of Louisville.