Wyoming Cross Country Opens Season with Wyoming Invite Friday

LARAMIE, Wyo. – The University of Wyoming cross country teams will open the season by hosting the Wyoming Invite at the Little America Golf Course in Cheyenne, on Friday. The women’s 5-kilometer race is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m., with the men running the same distance at 6:30 p.m.

Wyoming will face strong competition with a men's field that includes No. 7 ranked Colorado, No. 9 Colorado State and No. 16 Air Force, along with Northern Colorado. The same schools are entered on the women's side, including No. 2 ranked Colorado.

The Cowboys return their top six runners from the 2017 season, including junior Christopher Henry, who was the Cowboys’ top finisher in four of the five races last season. Also returning is junior Harry Ewing, who paced the UW men at the 2017 Mountain West Cross Country Championships with a 26th overall finish. The Cowboys also bring back redshirt senior Jonah Henry, who was UW’s top finisher at the 2016 MW Championships, and Ricky Faure, who only raced once last season before suffering an injury.

The Cowgirls top two runners from last year, Lauren Hamilton and Kerry White, both graduated. The Cowgirls, however, return junior Ashley Bock, who is UW’s top returning finisher from both the MW Championships and the NCAA Mountain Regional, as well as seniors Kiah Leonard and Emily Person, who each scored points in three races last season. Additionally, senior Regan VanDePol was UW’s third finisher at the prestigious Pre-Nationals meet a season ago.

Fans can stay up to date on race action by following @wyo_track on Twitter.

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