The Fighting Indians Will Be Off to the Races on Homecoming
By Tyler Jones, Web Editor @TylerJonesLive
The stage and scene are set, as the Haskell Indians Cross Country Invite is just days away. This year, the event kicks-off Homecoming bright and early at 8:30am around the Haskell campus; off 23rd Street and Massachusetts Street in Lawrence.
Cross Country Coach Albert Gipp Jr. and the Gipp family have extend an invitation to the public to stop by the hospitality tent on Saturday morning. The coaching staff has asked people to let them know if they are stopping by the hospitality tent via their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/HINUCrossCountry
The course is considered to be a good spectator course and easy to follow. For fans attending, dogs are not allowed. Do not let the dogs out, keep the dogs inside for this one. The main feature of the course is the fast rolling hills, that possess a challenge for the runners.
The event is a college event with men and women separated teams. The Men’s race consists of an 8K and the Women’s race is a 5K. High Schoolers are also invited to run. The Varsity Girls race is a 4K and the Junior Varsity race is two miles long. The Varsity Boys race is a 5K, while the Junior Varsity is a 5K as well.
Team championships and individual awards will be crowned (20 total awards and championships) on Saturday. The award ceremony will take place at the conclusion of the College Men’s race.
After Saturday, Haskell Cross Country will compete in three more events. The next event will be October 25th, when the Fighting Indians travel to Yankton, South Dakota for the Mountry Mary Invite.