Walnut Ridge, Ark. - The Williams Baptist College men's cross country program will begin their season on August 31, at 4:45 p.m. They will open the season at the Lyon College Invitational in Batesville, Ark.
Six upperclassmen highlight a roster of ten runners. Eight of the ten athletes have previous experience competing for WBC. Dakota Dwyer (SR/Gassville, Ark.), John Fairris (SR/Strong, Ark.), Davis Fetzer (SR/Defiance, Mo.), Noah Stoddard (SR/Paragould, Ark.) are the seniors on the team.
"We are loaded with upperclassmen this year who have experience as AMC runners. It is exciting to see them hungry and motivated to get faster," said Head Coach Andrew Watson.
Watson believes he has depth within his top five and his key contributors may be different in each meet.
The American Midwest Conference Preseason Coaches' Poll has the Eagles picked to finish seventh. "The top teams in the AMC are very strong. For us to move up in the rankings, we will have to have a great showing at the championships by our top five runners," said Watson.
The opener will be at the Lyon College Invitational in Batesville, Ark., at 4:45 p.m., on August 31. Other key events include the Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival, hosted by the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark., on Sept. 30, and the AMC Championships on November 3. The location for the AMC Championships is to be announced.
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