Youth to play a big role for DePauw Cross Country

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Both DePauw’s men’s and women’s cross country teams experienced mixed results in their 2013 seasons.

While neither team took home a first place finish at any of the events they competed in, their seasons still featured some bright spots. At the Knights Invitational in Grand Rapids, Mich., the women came home with a fifth place finish out of 26 teams, while the men came in ninth out of 27 teams.

The Tigers then found success a week later at the Indiana Intercollegiates held in Bloomington. A second place finish out of 18 teams was the best result for the women’s team all season and the men placed sixth out of 19 squads.

Both teams will feature quite a bit of youth in the upcoming season. 16 underclassmen will run for the women’s team and the men will have 15 sophomores and first-years.

The men and the women open the 2014 season on August 30th when they travel to Crawfordsville, Ind. to compete in he Wabash Hokum Karem.