Mizzou Cross Country Set for Commodore Classic

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Mizzou Cross Country continues its 2021 season on Friday at the Commodore Classic in Nashville, Tenn. The Tigers will face off against SEC foes at Percy Warner Park. The men are scheduled to begin the 8k race at 8:30 A.M. CT while the women’s team will begin its 5k race at 9:15 A.M. CT.  

The Tigers will face Kentucky, Tennessee and Vanderbilt for the fourth annual Commodore Classic. A total of 26 Tigers, 12 women and 14 men, are set to take to the starting boxes.

On the women’s side, a batch of runners that led Mizzou two weeks ago will be prominent once again. Bouncing back after injuries, juniors Mikayla Reed (Washington, Mo.) and Reily Revord (Hinsdale, Ill.) alongside sophomore Isabelle Christiansen (Oswego, Ill.) led the women at the Mizzou XC Opener and will look to build on their success at the Commodore Classic. Senior Sarah Chapman (Maidenhead, England) will also make her season debut this weekend, after finishing 47th at the NCAA Championships in March.

The men’s team will also look to keep up their strong performance following the Mizzou XC Opener where junior Marquette Wilhite (Warrensburg, Mo.) led the Mizzou men’s team in the Men’s 8k race by finishing fifth overall and logging a time of 17:49.0. Alongside Wilhite, newcomers Jacob Nicholson (Spokane, Wash.)Royce Fisher (Grain Valley, Mo.) and Owen Bishop (Claremont, Calif.)  look to build on their season opener performance this weekend in Nashville.

Mizzou Starting Line – Men

Angus Beer (Fr.) // Owen Bishop (Sr.) // Royce Fisher  (Fr.) // Ryan Mata (Fr.) // Blake Morris (Fr.) // Jacob Nicholson (Sr.) // Martin Prodanov (Jr.) // Jonathan Schmidt (R-Fr.) // William Sinclair (Fr.) // Mitchell Small (R-So.) // Jack Warner (Fr.) // Marquette Wilhite (Jr.) // Luke Winkler (Fr.) // Quentin Worley (Fr.)

Mizzou Starting Line – Women

Andi Bowman (So.) // McKenna Butler (Fr.) // Sarah Chapman (Sr.) // Isabelle Christiansen (So.) // Abby Hake (Jr.) // Allison Newman (Fr.) // Mikayla Reed (Jr.) // McKenna Revord (Fr.) // Reily Revord (Jr.) // Jenna Schwartz (So.) // Kelsey Schweizer (So.) // Anna Sullentrup (R-So.)

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