In their third race of the year, the Emporia State cross-country team traveled to Newton for the Tabor Invitational, where the men and women placed first in both events.
“For both the men’s and women’s teams, this was the best week we’ve had so far this season,” said Head Coach Eric Wellman in an interview with Media Relations. “I challenged the teams with some extremely tough workouts this week and they knew going into the meet that their legs would be far from recovered. They responded well to each workout and competed great this morning.”
Freshman Lindsay Cuadra led the women’s team, getting 9th place individually with a 5k time of 20:09. Junior Morgan Riggs led the men’s team, getting 3rd place individually with an 8k time of 26:35. Riggs was also named this week’s MIAA Men’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week.
Next week the men and women host the ESU Invitational at Jones Park Cross Country Course.