LA Tech Cross Country to Compete at Crimson Classic

Oct. 13, 2016

RUSTON, La. - Louisiana Tech’s cross country teams are gearing up for the final meet before the Conference USA Championships as the squads are set to travel to Tuscaloosa Friday to compete in Alabama’s Crimson Classic.

The Crimson Classic includes a men’s 8,000-meter race beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, while the women are scheduled for a 6,000-meter race immediately following its conclusion at approximately 9:45 a.m. later that morning.

Both the men and women will compete against some of the top cross country squads in the country with Alabama entering the weekend ranked No. 5 in their respective U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association South Region rankings. A total of 20 teams will compete in the event, including 10 Southeastern Conference programs.

For Louisiana Tech, the men continue to be paced by sophomore Manoah Kiptum and freshman Austin Ballow, both of whom finished in the top 10 at last weekend’s Texas A&M Aggieland Open. Kiptum has been the Bulldogs’ top finisher in all three meets this season and was recently named C-USA Cross Country Athlete of the Week for the first time in his career.

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




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