Four former Athletics Nelson runners will be reunited on Saturday at the Notre Dame Invitational Cross Country Meet, a high-powered university event in Indiana.
Dallas Bowden of the University of Michigan, Harry Dixon of Eastern Michigan University, Josie Wilcox of the University of Tulsa, and Craig Lautenslager of the University of Texas-Arlington will all be in action on the rolling course next to the Notre Dame campus. The meet will feature many of the top university teams and individuals in the United States.
Bowden opened his final university cross country season with a 44th place finish at the Spartan Invitational in East Lansing, Michigan.
Dixon, a third-year student, finished 21st in the same race.
Wilcox, a third-year student, led her team with a second-place finish at the Hurricane Invitational on September 1 and placed fifth at the Missouri Southern Stampede on September 15.
First-year student Lautenslager finished second in each of his first two races, the UTA opener on September 8 and Louisiana Tech's Mook 4 Meet on September 15.
Lautenslager's team swept the first five spots at UTA and the first seven at Mook 4.
Another former Athletics Nelson runner, Matt Russ of the University of North Texas, will open his season at Sunday's Cowboy Jamboree in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Tom Stringer, the Athletics Nelson runner who is in his first year at Louisiana Tech, is coming back slowly from a shin injury. He hopes to race again later in the cross country season.
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