2013 OVC CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS TO BE HELD SATURDAY
November 1, 2013
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – The 2013 Ohio Valley Conference Cross Country Championship will be run on Saturday at Eagle Trace Golf Course in Morehead, Ky. The men’s 8K race will begin at 10:45 a.m. ET with the women’s 5K race following at 11:45 a.m. ET.
It marks the first time that the event has been held in Morehead since 2002. The meet is free and open to the public.
This will be the 52nd OVC men’s championship, as the first one was held in 1962. Eastern Kentucky has won the most OVC Championships (21), including the last seven in a row and eight of the last nine. EKU has had the individual champion in each of the last nine years.
The women’s championship will be determined for the 35th time this year. Eastern Kentucky has won 26 of the previous 34 championships, including winning a season ago in Oxford, Ala. Belmont had the individual winner a season ago in its first year in the league.
The OVC Athletes and Freshmen of the Year, which are determined by coaches vote, will be announced on Friday and awarded along with the Coach of the Year, Athletes of the Championship and All-OVC honors following Saturday’s Championship.
UT Martin sophomore Justin Morgan recorded the top 5K time in the OVC in his last race, finishing 14th overall at the Front Runner Invitational in Chattanooga. Morgan was the Skyhawks second finisher a season ago (45th overall).
Senior Hannah Wolters is the top returning finisher for UT Martin from last year’s race, as she finished 37th overall. This season sophomore Haley Doty owns some of the top times on the team and finished as the team’s top runner at the Front Runner Invitational two weeks ago.
Fans can follow along with the OVC Championship with live results available at this link: http://www.ptgrouponline.com/Live/2013/XC/OVC/?elinkdata=155888.