MO State HS Sports

Cross Country Set for Gans Creek Classic

Isabelle Christiansen

COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Cross Country will compete in the fifth annual Gans Creek Classic Friday morning.

The men’s 8k will start at 9 a.m., with the women’s 6k to follow subsequently at 9:45 a.m.

Missouri will welcome 24 competitors to the Gans Creek Cross Country Course for the competition.

2022 All-SEC Freshman performer Drew Rogers will headline Missouri’s men’s entrants. Rogers claimed first at the Mizzou XC Opener at the beginning of the month.

Rogers finished second among Missouri competitors and 22nd overall in the race a season ago with a time of 24:14.8.

Blake Morris and Ryder James will also compete in the classic, Morris tailed Rogers to finish second in the opener while James took fourth in the first race of his second-year campaign.

On the women’s side, Lydia Roller returns to the course after leading all participants across the line in the opener. Jenna Schwartz and Mikayla Reed will also be in action after taking second and third, respectively in the first race of the year.

Isabelle Christiansen, the Tigers’ top women’s finisher who placed 24th overall a season ago with a time of 21:00.7 will also compete on Friday.


Baylor, Colorado, Creighton, Idaho State, Illinois, Kansas, Kansas City, Kansas State, Lindenwood, Lipscomb, Marquette, Mississippi State, Murray State, Nebraska, North Florida, Northern Iowa, NW Missouri, Omaha, Southern Illinois, Texas Tech, UC San Diego, Wichita State

Colby Revord, Drew Rogers, Andrew Smock, Hudson Summerall, Declan Tunney, Luke Voelker, Jack Warner, Ty Welty, Hunter Wendal, Angus Beer, Jack Forer, Tyler Freiner, Ryder James, Ethan Lee, Johnny Martin, Blake Morris, Trevor Peimann, Austin Popplewell.

Elissa Barnard, McKenna Butler, Isabelle Christiansen, Kaia Downs, Carolyn Ford, Nicole Louw, Ginger Murnieks, Mikayla Reed, Mckenna Revord, Reilly Revord, Lydia Roller, Jenna Schwartz, Kelsey Schweizer, Anneken Viljoen.


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