LA Tech Cross Country Set to Compete in McNeese Cowboy Stampede



Sept. 27, 2013

RUSTON, La. - Louisiana Tech’s men’s cross country team is set to travel to Lake Charles to compete in the McNeese Cowboy Stampede beginning at 9:15 a.m. Saturday morning at the Enos Derbonne Sports Complex.

Teams expected to compete in the 5k meet include Louisiana Tech, LSU, Central Arkansas, McNeese State, Nicholls State, Northwestern State, Southeastern Louisiana, Southern, Southern-New Orleans, Tulane, Louisiana-Lafayette.

Head Coach Gary Stanley is looking forward to the opportunity for his teams to compete as the squads prepare to face a tough stretch of competition in the coming weeks.

“The 5k this week will be a good indicator of where we are as a team,” Stanley said. “The conditions were so terrible at our home meet that it is hard to assess a fitness level. This is a good last tune up meet before we head into a very difficult two week stretch with a national class field at Arkansas, a week from now, and then two weeks from now when we travel to Tuscaloosa, Ala. for a high level meet as well.”

Most recently, LA Tech hosted its annual Mook 5 in Ruston, which was originally scheduled to be run at Lincoln Parish Park, but had to be relocated to Tech’s campus due to inclement weather in the area. Paul Sakit took home an individual title for his performance in the 5,000-meter race.

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