IW cross-country set to compete in 2018

Iowa Wesleyan cross-country will be off and running in just a couple of months. The 2018 schedule, released Wednesday afternoon, will feature five events for both the men?s and women?s teams.

?We are excited to share the first schedule of the new era of cross-country here at Iowa Wesleyan,? said head cross country coach, Chris Creal in a press release. ?When we were putting this schedule together, we wanted to focus on opportunities to be competitive against many of the top Midwest cross country programs as well as partake in a nationally recognized meet such as the Roy Griak Invite that will provide lifelong memories. Each meet will be a learning experience and better prepare us to make our mark when we compete at the SLIAC Championships.?

The Tigers will open up the season in Indianola, at the Bill Baxton Invite on August 31.

The Tigers will compete in the majority of their events during the month of September, where they will participate in three of their five events. On September 6, IW will head to Grinnell for the Les Duke Invite. Next on the schedule for the Tigers is the Brissman-Lunden Invite in Rock Island, Ill. on September 21. In the final event of the month, Iowa Wesleyan will head to St. Paul, Minn. to compete in the Roy Griak Invite on September 29.

The Tigers will run in their final regular season competition at the Cowbell Classic Meet in Elsah, Ill. on October 13. This will be the final tune up meet before both teams have a chance to compete in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships on October 27.

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