Samford Cross Country To Open Season At UNA Showcase

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Samford men’s and women’s cross-country teams will open the 2021 season by competing in the UNA Showcase Friday morning at John Hunt Cross Country Running Park.
The meet will serve as a preview for the 2021 NCAA Cross Country Regional that will be run on November 12 at the same facility. The men’s 8k race will start at 7:30 a.m., followed by the women’s 5k event at 8:15 a.m.  
Samford will be joined in the meet by Alabama, Alabama A&M, Augusta, Chattanooga, ETSU, Georgia, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Jacksonville State, Kennesaw State, Lipscomb, Mercer, Mississippi State, North Alabama, Ole Miss, Reinhardt, South Alabama, Southern Miss, Tennessee, Tulane, UAB and Wallace State.
The Samford women’s team returns seven performers from last season. McKenzie Hogue, Mary Kellison Thorne, Katie Strozier, Harper McGowan, Allison Nelson, Tatum Foreman and Lindsey Biggar all return from last season’s squad. Newcomers Brenna Beucler, Avers Legget, Sinkenesh Parker, Macie Pfeuffer, Katie Snodgrass and Caylee Wagner join the team as newcomers this season.
The men’s squad brings back eight total runners from last year’s roster. Jeb Jones, Ben Myers, Cole Arrington, Jose Penalver, Luke Dobbins, Benjamin Garner, Jackson Merrell and Harrison Siegel all return from last season’s squad. Newcomers to the men’s team include Alec Beers and Caleb Scheffler.
Fans can follow the action via live results which will be available at the following link: LIVE RESULTS.
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