CLEVELAND, Ohio – After two weeks off from competition, the Cleveland State cross country team will return to course this weekend, competing in the 2013 Horizon League Championship. This year's championship meet will be hosted by Youngstown State and will be held in Boardman, Ohio. The women's 5K race is slated for a 12:00 p.m. start at the Boardman Cross Country Course.
Last time out the Vikings competed at the #JennaStrong Classic, with three Vikings crossing the finish line with sub 20-minute 5K marks – the second time that CSU has accomplished the feat this season. Tori Holt paced the Vikings with a career-best time of 19:11, while Ashlyn Woods finished in 19:25 and Erin Pavick crossed the finish line in 19:47.
So far this season the Vikings have notched seven top-50 all-time 5K performances – including Tori Holt who ranks ninth with her time of 19:11 that she set two weeks ago. Woods and Pavick are also on the top performances list.
Nine Vikings have bettered their career 5K marks throughout the season, including Amelia Holt and Jesse Stallings who have set personal-bests during all four 5K races this year. Sophomore Amanda Kalain has also improved on her 5K mark each time out – but has been just shy of breaking her career-best.