TULSA, Okla.-Oral Roberts University is set to host the 2011 Summit League Cross Country Championships on the ORU campus Saturday, October 29. The men's 8,000m race will kickoff the event at 10 a.m., followed by the women's 6,000m race at 11 a.m.
The course will run by the chapel and in the open area by the praying hands on campus, and will feature some of the elite runners in the nation.
The event is free and open to the public. A course map can be found at the link below.
ORU's Kristen Radcliff is considered one of the favorites to win the meet on the women's side. She currently has the fourth fastest 6k time, but in Chile Pepper Festival beat Diana Medina of Southern Utah, who holds the fastest time in the Summit League this year.
On the men's side, Cameron Levins from Southern Utah has blown away the competition, including four consecutive first place overall finishes, beating runners from No. 1 Oklahoma State and No. 3 Oklahoma. He has earned 13 Summit League Athlete of the Week honors and is considered one of the top runners in the nation.
This will mark the third time this season in which ORU has run on its home course, previously holding meets against UMKC and Tulsa on campus. It will be the first time since 2003 that ORU has hosted the Cross Country Championships.