COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- In past years, Tennessee Tech runners have met
with plenty of success at the Evansville Invitational, with several
Golden Eagles establishing their personal best times on the course.
On Saturday, coach Tony Cox will take his two teams back to the
Evansville event, their final tuneup of the season before hosting
the OVC Championships at the end of the month.
"Our kids have always enjoyed running in this meet at Evansville,"
Looking to lead the way for the Golden Eagle men's team are
senior Sam Taylor and freshman Matthew Bishop.
Taylor has been in the top three on the squad in every race this
season, and led the team in the past two meets. Bishop led the team
in the first two meets this season, and came in second in the two
most recent meets.
Greene also looks to make a big impact for Tech. Greene placed
third on the team in three of the four meets this season. Junior Daniel
Francis, sophomore Chris Bishop, senior
Ben Shassere, senior Joseph DeLorenzo
and sophomore Nathan Livesey are the other returnees on
the squad who are in postion to make a strong impact at
The Tech men boast a strong group of freshmen runners. In
addition to Matthew Bishop, Tyler Eads and Nathan Snow bring a
lot of potential with them to Evansville.
The women's squad looks to be led by freshmen Rebecca Cline and
Peri Winborne, two leaders in a solid freshman class. Winborne
led the team at Sewanee and Western Kentucky, and came in second at
the TTU Invitational and the latest run at Furman. Cline has been
improving with each meet, from placing fourth at Sewanee to leading
the team in the past two races. Other freshmen in position to
make an impact include Amelia McCoy, Emily Williams, Brittney Brown
and Meghan O'Donoghue.
The women have a strong returning class who are ready to set
some personal best marks at Evansville. Junior Traci Jones, fresh
off a new career-best at Furman, looks to build on her success last
week. Junior Emily Weinzetl, also coming off a personal-best in the
race last week, is in position to make an impact
Saturday. Sophomore Beth Miller, in her first year competing in
cross country for Tech, and junior Leah Bradley, a transfer from
Georgia Southern, are set to make a mark in their first race at
Evansville for Tech.
The race begins at 11 a.m., and complete meet results will be
posted at TTUsports.com as soon as they become available.