WKU Cross Country reveals fall slate

Drew Toennies, Sports reporter

WKU Cross Country head coach Brooks LeCompte and the Hilltoppers have unveiled their schedule for the upcoming 2021 season.

“This year’s schedule will be a very competitive one,” LeCompte said in a press release. “Racing bi-weekly will allow us to optimize our training schedule while also getting into a great racing routine at the same time. We can’t wait to get the season started in two weeks.”

WKU will commence its season on Saturday, Sept. 4 in a late-night debut at the Memphis Twilight Classic.

Following their Sept. 4 competition, the Hilltoppers will travel to Nashville, Tennessee for the Commodore Classic on Sept. 17, a meet they competed in during the 2019 season.

Over two weeks later, WKU will run a familiar course in Louisville at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park as the team is set to compete in the Live in Lou Classic for the 16th consecutive season.

The Hilltoppers will conclude their regular season on Oct. 16 when they travel to fellow Conference USA school UAB for the Blazer Classic.

The team will then open postseason play on Oct. 30 at the Charlotte-hosted Conference USA Championships before concluding the season at the NCAA Southeast Regional on Nov. 12.

WKU is currently set to return 13 student-athletes from both the men’s and women’s programs and is welcoming 11 new student-athletes to the Hill.

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