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WKU cross country program moves forward with fall season; Hilltoppers open campaign Sept. 18

The Western Kentucky University cross country program plans to move forward with its fall season.

The team is still awaiting the NCAA’s decision on a fall NCAA cross country championship, with a ruling set to be made later this month.

WKU is set to return 16 runners, while welcoming seven newcomers to the program. (WKU photo)

WKU is currently scheduled to open its season on Sept. 18 at the Mountains to Sea Open hosted by Appalachian State.

The squad will head into its 2020 campaign led by first-year head coach Brooks LeCompte, who came to WKU in January after spending the previous year as the assistant cross country/track and field coach at UNC Wilmington.

“I’m very excited for my first cross country season leading the Hilltoppers,” said LeCompte. “I believe that in a very short timeframe we’ve brought in a solid recruiting class, while at the same time our returners have all improved exponentially over the summer, which should make for a much higher finish within Conference USA.”

WKU is set to return 16 runners from both the men’s and women’s side, while welcoming seven newcomers into the fold.

The team’s full schedule will be released at a later date.

From Western Kentucky University

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