Louisville Cross Country schedule released Thursday, Sep 17 2020 

By John McCarthy–

The 2020 season schedule has been released for the University of Louisville’s cross country team. Louisville will compete in three meets this fall before the ACC Cross Country Championships.

U of L will begin their season on Sept. 19 when they head to South Bend, Ind. for the Notre Dame Irish Classic.

The Cardinals will be back home for their second meet. The “Live in Lou” Classic will be hosted at E.P. Tom Sawyer Park on Oct. 3. The Greater Louisville Sports Commission is putting on the event for the Cardinals and competing universities.

They will end their regular season at the University of Alabama-Birmingham for the UAB Blazer Classic in Hoover, Ala. The event will be held on Oct. 16.

The 2020 ACC Cross Country Championships will be on Oct. 30 at WakeMed Park in Cary, N.C.

Louisville has 10 letterwinners coming back to the men’s team with one newcomer to the squad.

The women’s team will have five returning runners, including 2019 All-ACC Performer Ivine Chemutai and two-time All-American Dorcas Wasike. The women’s squad will also have seven newcomers joining them for the 2020 season.

“I have never been more excited to announce a schedule than this fall,” head coach Dale Cowper said. “We are blessed to have the opportunities in front of us. Our students and staff and extraordinarily grateful for the effort our administration, medical experts and the ACC has put forth to support our cross country program.”

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Cross country makes strides at Commodore Classic Sunday, Sep 15 2019 

By Mariam Prieto-Perez–

The Louisville men’s and women’s cross country team faced off in the Commodore Classic hosted by Vanderbilt Sept. 14.

Men’s cross county finished the Commodore Classic in third place. Women’s cross country completed the race in 11th place.

In the men’s race, three Cardinals finished in the top ten. Sophomore Emmanuel Cheboson ended the 8k race in 4th place with a time of 24:27.4.

Freshman Isaac Kiprop completed the 8k in seventh place with a time of 24:36.1. Junior Albert Kosgei finished the same race in 8th place with a 24:38.8 time.

The Louisville men’s cross country team collectively ran under a five and a half minute mile. The Cards finished with 105 points.

In the women’s race, three Cardinals finished in the top 30 with Sophomore Ivine Chemutai completing the 6k in 9th place with a 21:30.1 time.

Two other Cards finished in the top 30, the first being junior Bailey Beery coming in 29th and the second being Kassidy Manning coming in 30th during the 6k.

The women’s cross country team all ran less than a seven minute mile. Overall, Louisville finished with 281 points.

This will mark an impressive finish to the season with both teams placing in the top 15 racing schools in the Commodore Classic.

Head coach Dale Cowper said, “We’re excited about the effort both squads put forward today.”

“Each race was loaded with top caliber teams with several different regions represented,” he said.

Louisville will be racing next in the Greater Louisville Classic on Saturday, Oct. 5 at E.P Tom Sawyer Park.

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