For Immediate Release | Sept. 22, 2023 | Contact: Mason Harbour (firstname.lastname@example.org)
STILLWATER – Oklahoma State men’s and women’s cross country return home for the second time this season to host the 85th annual Cowboy Jamboree at the state-of-the-art Greiner Family Cross Country Course Saturday.
The Cowboys enter the Jamboree ranked No. 2 in the country and own 25 team victories in the meet’s history. Alex Maier is the most recent of 21 Cowboys to take home the individual victory at the Jamboree, with OSU sweeping the past two individual races (Isai Rodriguez and Taylor Roe in 2021 and Alex Maier and Natalie Cook in 2022). Three-time cross country All-American Victor Shitsama is among several Cowboy starters projected to make their season debuts Saturday.
On the women’s side, the Cowgirls enter the Jamboree with their highest preseason ranking in program history at No. 3 following a 2022 season that ended with the program’s first NCAA trophy at the national championships. OSU women have won seven of the last 10 Jamboree’s, including last year. All-Americans Taylor Roe, Billah Jepkirui, Molly Born and Gabby Hentemann are expected to make their season debuts Saturday looking to defend their home course.
The women’s 6K will kick things off at 8:15 a.m. CT, with the men’s 8K immediately following at 8:45 a.m. CT. The high school boy’s and girl’s 5K will take place at 9:30 and 10:00 a.m., respectively. Live results for the Jamboree can be found here.
Parking for the meet will take place at O’Brate Stadium, with shuttles to the course every 20 minutes starting at 7:30 a.m., with admission being free for attendance.
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