COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech's cross country teams are
looking to bring the momentum from the first meet of the season
into Bowling Green, Ky., Saturday when they compete in the Western
The Golden Eagle squads competed well in the Sewanee Invitational
two weeks ago with both the men's and women's teams placing strong
fourth-place finishes at the meet. Both teams were led by new
faces this season.
For the men, freshman Matthew Bishop
placed ninth out of 104 participants with a time of
27:26.40. On the women's squad, freshman Peri Winborne came
across the finish line in a solid 16th place with a time
of 23:54.73. Bishop and Winborne look to lead the young teams
again along with veterans that bring some strong experience in
Bowling Green from previous meets. Senior Sam Taylor
placed third on the team in the meet in 2007, the last time the
Golden Eagles participated in the Old Timers Classic. He
clocked in a time of 28:35.39. Senior Joseph DeLorenzo is the
only other returning Golden Eagle from the 2007 meet. He
achieved a time of 29:10.02, enough to place him fifth on the
squad. No runners on the women's team have previously run in
the Old Timers Classic.
The starting gun for the women's 5K race is scheduled to sound
at 10 a.m, with the start of the men's 5-mile event at 10:45.
Complete meet results will be posted on TTUsports.com Saturday
afternoon as soon as they become available.