LA Tech Men XC Squad to Run at Mississippi College

Sept. 1, 2017

RUSTON, La. - The Louisiana Tech men’s cross country team is set to open the fall season on Sept. 1 when they travel to Clinton, Mississippi, to compete in the Mississippi College Opener.

The meet is set to begin at 5 p.m. with the men’s race, which will be held at Choctaw Trails in Clinton, Mississippi, a course that is known as one of the top cross country venues around.

"This is the earliest we have ever opened the cross country season," head coach Gary Stanley said of the men's opener. "I am looking forward to seeing the fitness levels of our runners in the season's first competition."

The Bulldogs welcome four newcomers to the squad this season with the additions of freshmen John Barham, Noah Elder, Cameron Farris and Mason Youberg. LA Tech’s returners include Austin Ballow, Nathan Bolner, Drake Heinz and Hayden Schmitz.

Both the Louisiana Tech men and women will race again in two weeks when Tech hosts the program’s annual Mook Triple-Duals on Saturday, Sept. 16 at Tech Farm in Ruston. That race will mark the season opener for LA Tech’s women, who also welcome the addition of two newcomers to the team in freshmen Elisee Bordlee and Brianna Hood.



For complete coverage of Louisiana Tech Cross Country and Track & Field, please follow @LATechTFXC on Twitter or visit the official home of Louisiana Tech Athletics at


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