Women's cross country placed 17th. Today, both teams will find out if they will make it to the 2019 D-I Cross Country Championships. The selection show will begin at 4 p.m. on NCAA.com.
The Kansas men's cross country team finished the Pre-National Invitational at 19th place. The women's team finished at 36th place. The Big 12 Cross Country Championship is scheduled for Nov. 2.
Kansas cross country runners sophomore Ally Ryan and senior Michael Melgares placed first in the women's and men's races, respectively, at the Rim Rock Classic on Oct. 5. Both teams took victory with several top-10 finishes.
Kansas men's cross country plans on a successful postseason after senior George Letner took third place at the Bob Timmons Classic. Letner and coach Stanley Redwine said the team looks to improve on racing together.
Kansas women's cross country was victorious at the Bob Timmons Classic, and redshirt freshman Avryl Johnson was key to the victory.
Kansan sports columnists Sam Lance and Kylie Hanna debate which Kansas cross country runner will make the biggest impact this season in the absences of Sharon Lokedi and Michael Melgares.
Kansan sports editor Maddy Tannahill lists the two Athletes of the Week in Kansas soccer's Katie McClure and Kansas cross country's Sharon Lokedi.
Kansas cross country women's team brought home a third place finish and the men took fourth in the Big 12 Championships on Oct. 26.
After battling injuries last season, both men's and women's cross country look to use their past experiences to propel them forward this year.
Lead by seniors Michael Melgares and Sharon Lokedi, the Kansas cross country team hopes to turn built up experience into major success this season.