Lincoln, Neb.- The Nebraska cross country team will be competing at the NCAA Midwest Regional held in Springfield, Mo., Friday afternoon. Head Coach David Harris hopes the young Husker squad will hope to gain experience at a high quality meet with longer distances covered.
“I am hoping we can gain a lot of experience Friday.” Harris said, “With the longer distances covered at the regional race (men run 10k, women run 6k) it will be a new experience for the freshman on our team.”
The Huskers will travel one runner short on the men’s and women’s team Friday, with six runners for each team. NU will also be competing with four freshmen on the men’s side, and two freshmen on the women’s side.
“We hope we can generate personal-best times in the last meet of the season.” Harris said, “There will be a lot of good teams competing out there, making this meet a big stepping stone for success in our program for the future.”
Returning to competition after missing the previous two meets is junior co-captain Jarren Heng. Heng will be a vital competitor during the race Friday for the men’s team, and Harris hopes Heng will lead the young Husker men’s team during the race.
“Jarren has been through these types of races before, and we will need him to lead our team during the race.”
Check back here at Huskers.com for race results Friday afternoon. The women’s race starts at Noon, with the men’s race following at 1:15 p.m.