Richmond, Ind. – The Indiana University Kokomo men's and women's cross country teams competed in the first meet of the 2014 season, traveling to Indiana University East to compete in the Red Wolf Rumble. Both the men's and women's teams placed third overall. The top Cougars of the day were Javier Vasquez and Karly Sprouse, both of whom placed fourth.
The Indiana University Kokomo men's and women's cross country teams embark on their third seasons Friday with the Red Wolf Rumble at IU East.
The men's team returns seven runners including Javier Vasquez, who last year became the first IUK athlete to qualify for an NAIA national championship.
The KIAC coaches have selected Brescia University as the top women's cross country team, conference officials announced Thursday, August 14th. The Brescia women's team won the 2013 conference championship last season. They collected 78 points in the poll including six first place votes. Asbury University was last season's championship runner-up and was selected in the second spot by league coaches with 75 points and four first place votes. Point Park University and is third with 62 points. Indiana University East is fourth with 59 points. Conference newcomer University of Rio Grande is fifth with 44 points. Carlow University is sixth with 38 points. They are followed by Indiana University Kokomo (34 points), Midway College (24 points), Cincinnati Christian University (19 points) and Alice Lloyd College (18 points). The 2014 cross country season will begin in late August and will conclude with the KIAC Championship on November 8th.
With seasoned veterans leading the way, and its most promising class of recruits to date, the Indiana University Kokomo cross country team builds momentum for the team's third season.