DETROIT, Mich. -- A three week hiatus in between meets will finally be over as the men's cross country team readies for the Michigan Intercollegiate Championship tomorrow (Oct. 5). The 8K event will be host to any Michigan two-year or four-year institution that wishes to attend.
The Mustangs are projected to be led once again by sophomore upstart Marcell Houston (Detroit, Mich./Mumford) and senior record-holder Anthony Butler (Lincoln Park, Mich./Roosevelt). The pair have remained consistent through the early stages of the season. In fact, a mere 52 seconds separates Butler and Houston on the season over the course of nearly 10 miles logged to date.
Sophomore's Robert Crockett (Detroit, Mich./King) and Akil Prowell (Detroit, Mich./Crockett) will look to challenge Houston and Butler as they continue to regain their form they left off with last season. Fellow sophomore George Jackson (Detroit, Mich../Mumford) will also be a name the Mustangs plan to count on during tomorrow's race.
Freshman Jonathon Rutkowski (Riverview, Mich./Gabriel Richard) looks to compete strongly after taking in his first taste of intercollegiate races earlier this season.
The men's race is set to begin at 4:00pm at Calvin College's Gainey Athletic Complex in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The men's open (8K) race is slated to begin at 5:15pm.