STILLWATER – Oklahoma State Cross Country Director of Track & Field and Cross Country Dave Smith announced time changes for the Weis-Crockett Invitational held at the Greiner Family OSU Cross Country Course this Saturday, Oct. 15.
The men’s 8K will kick things off at 8:30 a.m. CT with the women’s 6K immediately following at 9:20 a.m.
Parking will be held at O’Brate Stadium, with shuttles to the course starting at 7 a.m. and running every 20 minutes to the course. Shuttles back to O’Brate from the course begin at 9:20 and will run every 20 minutes until 10:40 a.m.
Tickets for the Weis-Crockett Invitational can also be found at the link below.
The Weis-Crockett Invitational draws its name from two Oklahoma State track & field and cross country coaching legends: Dick Weis and Jerry Crockett.
Weis began his Oklahoma State career in 1983 as the men’s and women’s cross country and track and field head coach, leading the Cowgirls to back-to-back NCAA Cross Country Championship appearances in 1988 and 1989. He led the Cowgirls to their first conference title in 1986 as they took home the Big 8 Cross Country Championship. He also led the Cowboys to a cross country conference title in 1995 and won the Big 8 Coach of the Year award that season. During his tenure, the Cowboys made 12 NCAA Cross Country Championships appearances, finishing as high as third at the 1995 NCAA Championships. He also coached three individual NCAA Champions during his Oklahoma State tenure.
Crockett served the OSU track & field and cross country programs from 1976 to his retirement as an aide to Coach Ralph Tate. He was elected to the Oklahoma Distance Running Hall of Fame and served on the USA Track & Field Board of Directors from 1994-2001. He was a recipient of the 2002 USA Track & Field President’s Award and also served as the Dean at the University of Idaho from 1967-68 prior to his work at OSU.
Both gentlemen remain around the Oklahoma State distance program to this day as volunteer coaches, where they are helping develop current and future All-Americans reach their highest potentials.
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