Ranking The Best Cross Country Meet Names Of 2019

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I have a particular fascination with unique cross country meet names. Below I've ranked my top 15 favorite collegiate meets of 2019:

15. Rowan Inter-regional Border Battle (Logan Township, New Jersey)

Is this meet trying to give me directions?

14. Chile Pepper XC Festival (Fayetteville, Arkansas)

This race always make me hungry.

13. Principia Cowbell Invite (Elsah, Illinois)

Needs more cowbell.

12. Cross Country Only Conference (Geneva, New York)

No track allowed.

11. Oberlin College Inter-Regional Rumble (Oberlin, Ohio)

More inter-regional squabbling.

10. Sasquatch Invite (Spokane, Washington)

Not clear if this is a real event but plenty claim to have seen it.

9. Runnin’ Monks (Standish, Maine)

This sounds like a cover band of some sort.

8. Beloit College Olde English (Beloit, Wisconsin)

Geoffrey Chaucer loved XC.

7. Blue Apple Invitational (Media, Pennsylvania)

I wouldn’t eat that apple.

6. Running of the Cows (Northfield, Minnesota)

For those not quite ready for the Running of the Bulls, consider cows.

5. Drakes Creek Scramble (Bowling Green, Kentucky)

This is also an order at Denny’s.

4. Zaxby’s Open (Greeneville, Tennessee)

Name a better duo than fried chicken and cross country.

3. Beaver Dam XC Invite (Bluffton, Ohio)

Did anyone ask the beavers if they were cool with a race taking place on their house?

2. Berry Watermelon Run (Rome, Georgia)

Brought to you by Starburst.

1. Tornado Watch Invitational (Leander, Texas)

This race gets cancelled every year.

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USA Olympian Paul McMullen Has Died

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Paul McMullen, the 1996 USA Olympic Team Trials 1500m champion who would run a lifetime best of 3:33.89 for that distance five years later, has died according to several people prominent in the track and field community in Michigan where McMullen, grew up, lived and attended college at Eastern Michigan University.  The cause of death was said to be a skiing accident which occurred in Northern Michigan, but no other details were yet available.  McMullen was 49.

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