No. 24 Wildcats Turning Heads Entering The Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival
Men’s Cross Country – Sat, Oct. 5, 2019 at 1:25 AM
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – After finishing first and second in their first two meets of the year, the Baker men’s cross country team is turning heads around the country as they head into Saturday.
The Wildcats will be traveling to Fayetteville, Ark., on Saturday to compete in the Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival hosted by the University of Arkansas. With over 180 teams competing in the event, Arkansas has broken the event into two heats. The first heat will consist of 30 of the top teams, while heat two consists of the rest of the field.
With such a great start to the 2019 season, Baker University has been chosen to compete in the first heat, competing against the likes of NCAA Division I nationally ranked programs such as No. 25 Arkansas, No. 8 Oklahoma State and (RV) Texas. Also competing within the first heat is NJCAA No. 1 ranked Cloud County.
After receiving votes in the last two polls, the Wildcats cracked the top-25 this week as they were tabbed at No. 24 heading into the Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival.
“The men are excited to run in the top-30 NCAA DI ranked race,” head coach Tim Byers said. “We know the race will start fast, but we are well aware that we will have to stick to our race plan. We are honored with the 24th national ranking, but we know there is still a lot of work to be done.”
The men will race at approximately 9 a.m., on Saturday, Oct. 5, while the women will race at approximately 11:20 a.m.
Published at Sat, 05 Oct 2019 06:25:00 +0000