June 21, 2021

Cross Country Ready To Race In Indianola

first_imgThe Drake University cross teams return to central Iowa to compete this week at the Grand View Viking Invitational on Friday afternoon with the women’s race starting at 5 p.m. followed by the men’s race at 5:45 p.m.The meet was originially schedule to be contested at Des Moines’ Water Works Park, however, due to wet conditions it has been moved to Pickard Park in nearby Indianola, Iowa. The park is located at 1468 Hwy 92 East in Indianola.The Bulldogs head into the meet looking to recover from two hard weeks of training and racing to open the season. Friday’s races will serve as another opportunity for the youthful Bulldog teams to gain valuable collegiate racing experience while allowing some competitors to recover from early season injuries.Drake’s women’s team opens the afternoon with a 5-kilometer race followed by a 6-kilometer men’s competition. The women’s team has won the competition four years in a row and took the top two individual spots at last year’s Viking Invitational. Drake’s men won the team title last season and have done so three times in the last five years. Following Friday’s competition, the Bulldogs will have a week off from competition to prepare for the Chile Pepper Festival in Fayetteville, Ark., on Oct. 1. Print Friendly Versionlast_img

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