STILLWATER, Okla. – The Kentucky males’s and ladies’s cross nation groups will tackle a star-studded discipline Saturday morning at the Cowboy Jamboree hosted by Oklahoma State.
The Wildcat girls open the motion at 8:45 a.m. EDT (7:45 a.m. CDT in Stillwater) with a 6,000-meter run on the Greiner Household Course. The ladies’s discipline of 24 groups options 12 squads ranked within the nation’s prime 30 by the US Observe & Field and Cross Nation Coaches Affiliation, together with the No. 29-rated Wildcats.
The Kentucky males observe at 9:30 a.m. EDT (8:30 a.m. CDT in Stillwater) with an 8K run on the identical course, which would be the web site of the NCAA Championships in November. Sixteen of the 27 competing groups are within the USTFCCCA nationwide rankings. The Wildcats are usually not ranked within the prime 30 however are receiving votes.
“This will be a nationally competitive race, with a lot of teams thinking like we are – a preview of the NCAAs on the championship course,” stated Hakon DeVries, UK assistant coach who oversees the Wildcat cross nation groups. “We are challenging ourselves against some of the best teams in the nation. It’s still early in the season but we won’t shy away from the competition.”
Eight UK girls will run Saturday, together with Perri Bockrath, Tori Herman, Kaylie Kenne, Ally Kruger, Mollie Roden, Jenna Schwinghamer, Sydney Steely and Julz Williams. The eight males to compete are Dylan Allen, Jake Allen, Miles Brush, McLean Griffin, Alex Justus, Harper Moore, Jackson Watts and Aaron Withrow.
Kentucky is coming off a second-place exhibiting by each the boys’s and ladies’s groups at the North Alabama Showcase on September 16. Perri Bockrath gained the ladies’s occasion and Tori Herman completed third, with Bockrath being named the Southeastern Convention Co-Runner of the Week. Dylan Allen’s 13th place exhibiting on the boys’s facet paced a decent pack of Wildcat runners.
“Coming off a good performance at Alabama, we feel like we’re as well-prepared as we can be as we try to improve every week,” DeVries stated.
Following this occasion, the following meet for UK will come October 1 at the Larger Louisville Traditional.