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2015 FHSU Tiger Open at Sand Plum Nature Trail
Race Times (A rolling schedule will be in place)
Black Division Women – 8:45 am, Black Division Men – 9:15 am
Gold Division Women – 9:55 am, Gold Division Men – 10:30 am
Fort Hays State Cross Country hosts the annual FHSU Tiger Open at Sand Plum Nature Trail on Saturday (Oct. 10) just outside of Victoria, Kan. There will be four races at the event as the Black Division will consist of schools from NAIA and NJCAA, along with some unattached competitors, while the Gold Division will consist of NCAA schools.
The Sand Plum Nature Trail is located 10 miles east of Hays, just outside the west edge of the town of Victoria, Kan.
A rolling schedule will be used throughout the event. The 5K women’s race of the Black Division is set to begin at 8:45 am with the 8K men’s race to follow at 9:15 am. At 9:55 am, the Gold Division women’s race kicks off, then the men follow at 10:30 am.
Team awards will be given to the top three teams in each of the races. Teams with 5+ athletes in both races will only be eligible for the Gold Race awards. Individual awards will be given to the top 25 finishers in each race.
List of Individual Participants (Individuals from NCAA teams could compete in the Black Division based on number of runners the team has in the Gold Division race).
Schools competing in the Black Division include Allen County Community College, Barton Community College, Bethany College, Central Christian, Colby Community College, Dodge City Community College, Friends University, Garden City Community College, Highland Community College, Hutchinson Community College, Iowa Western Community College, Johnson & Wales University, Kansas Wesleyan, McPherson College, Northwest Kansas Tech, Oklahoma City University, Pratt Community College, Southwestern College, University of Saint Mary, Sterling College, and Tabor College.
Schools competing in the Gold Division include Adams State, CSU-Pueblo, Colorado Christian, Colorado College, East Central, Emporia State, Fort Hays State, Fort Lewis, Metro State, Nebraska-Kearney, New Mexico Highlands, Newman, Northwestern Oklahoma State, Oklahoma-Panhandle State, Oklahoma Christian, Pittsburg State, West Texas A&M, and Western State.