Tom Riley came to Lipscomb from Bowling Green, Kentucky, as a runner and a third generation Bison. He met his future wife their first week on campus, and he now teaches the same classes his mentors taught him.
The Bisons earned top-10 placements as a team on both the men’s and women’s sides. Leber finished seventh overall out of 169 racers with an outstanding time of 30:26.4 in the 10k race.
The women’s 6k race will kick things off at 7:30 a.m. central time at Apalachee Regional Park, with the men’s 10k race to follow at 8:30.
The Lipscomb cross country and track and field squad has announced the signing of five student-athletes to the 2020 signing class.
The Lipscomb cross country squad was well-represented on the ASUN All-Academic Team on Wednesday afternoon as six Bisons were honored and Lipscomb swept the Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards.
The Lipscomb cross country squads earned both the men’s and women’s conference titles, while redshirt-sophomore Brent Leber won the men’s individual championship, Ronald Kigen was Freshman of the Year, and Nick Polk won both Coach of the Year awards.
The men’s race is set to begin at 8:30 ET, 7:30 CT, while the women’s race will begin at 9:30 ET, 8:30 CT at the Buckingham Complex.
For the first time in history, the ASUN Conference Men's & Women's Cross Country Championship features a broadcast element as the league office is set to air the conference meet on ESPN+
On Friday, a section of the Bisons competed in the Blazer Classic in Birmingham, Alabama, while on Saturday a selection of runners competed in a number of races at the Pre-National Invitational in Terre Haute, Indiana.
The Lipscomb cross country squad is closing out the regular season this weekend with the Blazer Classic and the Pre-National Invitational.