STILLWATER – Four home meets, including the NCAA Cross Country Championships, highlight Oklahoma State’s 2022 cross country schedule.
The Greiner Family OSU Cross Country Course will play host to three regular season meets in addition to hosting the 2022 NCAA Cross Country Championships for the second time in three seasons. OSU will compete in all three meets on its home course before traveling to Lubbock, Texas, for the Big 12 Championships on Oct. 28 and Columbia, Mo., for the Midwest Regional Championships on Nov. 11.
The Cowboys and Cowgirls kick off their season Sept. 1 in the Cowboy Preview before hosting two of the premier cross country meets in the nation in the 84th annual Cowboy Jamboree on Sept. 24 and the Weis-Crockett Invitational on Oct. 15, which will serve as the pre-national meet ahead of the NCAA Championships on Nov. 19.
The Cowboys are coming off an impressive 2021 season in which they finished third overall for the second straight season at the NCAA Cross Country Championships after securing Big 12 and Midwest Regional titles in the process. They return six of the seven runners from the NCAA podium squad, including cross country 2021 All-Americans Isai Rodriguez, Shea Foster and Victor Shitsama as well as 2020 cross country and 2022 outdoor All-American Alex Maier.
Meanwhile, the Cowgirls enter the 2022 campaign with momentum after winning the Big 12 Cross Country Championship on their home course in nail-biting fashion with their one-point victory over Iowa State. They return five runners from their 13th-place NCAA Championship squad, including 2020 NCAA Cross Country Runner-Up and 2022 Indoor 3,000 Meter National Champion Taylor Roe, 2019 cross country All-American Molly Born and Gabby Hentemann, who finished the outdoor campaign with a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.
Also entering the fray for the Cowgirls is 2021 Gatorade National Girls Cross Country Player of the Year Natalie Cook out of Flower Mound, Texas. In 2021, Cook became the first athlete in girls high school history to win both the Garmin RunningLane and Eastbay Cross Country Championships for the coveted individual national double.
The Greiner Family OSU Cross Country Course was opened in 2019 and is named after Don and Shellie Greiner, as well as Don’s father Ken, who have pledged a significant gift to Oklahoma State Athletics.
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