Cross Country Prepares For Championship Season At Bradley Pink Classic

first_imgThe Drake University men’s and women’s cross country teams head to Peoria, Ill., for the Bradley Pink Classic this Friday, Oct. 12.As the last race before the championship season, this is first of three meets the team will compete in at the Newman Golf Course asBradley University will also host the MVC Cross Country Championships and the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships.The Bulldogs are coming off another two-week training block going into the races this weekend and are preparing for what can be a sneak peak of the Missouri Valley Conference Championships in the following weeks. There will be eight total MVC teams competing at Bradley with Evansville and Indiana State being the only league teams the Bulldogs won’t face this weekend.Drake has athletes participating the in Men’s White Race (B Race) at 1:45 p.m., Women’s Red Race (A Race) at 3:15 p.m., and the Men’s Red Race (A Race) at 4 p.m.The 39-team field includes a diverse and talented group of regional teams including host, Bradley, Belmont, Bowling Green, Butler, Cincinnati, Creighton, DePaul, Eastern Illinois, Green Bay, Illinois, Illinois-Chicago, Illinois State, Indiana, Iowa, IUPUI, Kansas State, Kent State, Loyola, Marquette, Minnesota, Missouri State, Nebraska, Nebraska-Omaha, Northern Illinois, Northern Iowa, Oakland, Purdue Fort Wayne, Saint Louis, SE Missouri State, Southern Illinois, SIU Edwardsville, Toledo, UMKC, Utah, Valparaiso, Western Illinois, Wright State, and Xavier.After this weekend’s races, the team will take another two weeks to train before returning to Peoria, Ill., to compete in the Missouri Valley Conference Championships. Print Friendly Versionlast_img

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