Aug. 28, 2009
MILWAUKEE- The Marquette cross country squad begins preparation for the 2009 season Saturday afternoon at Bayview Park with its second annual Alumni Run. The run will begin with the women's race at 10 a.m., followed by the men at 10:30 a.m. A barbecue will be hosted by the team following the run with cross country and track and field alumni welcomed back for both events.
"We are really excited about hosting the Alumni Run for the second straight year," said head coach Mike Nelson. "It is a great opportunity for our current student-athletes, especially the younger runners, to meet the alumni who do so much for the program. It is also great for the alumni to put a face with the names that they will be seeing in the results over the year. We look to continue this great event each year."
The cross country team begins its regular season at the DePaul Early Bird Invite Fri., Sept. 4 at Channel Runne Park in Chicago.