Kutztown University Announces 2019 Men's Cross Country Roster
Kutztown University has announced 11 student-athletes will represent its men's cross country team for the 2019 season.
The Kutztown University men's cross country team is coming off the heels of one of its most successful seasons in the last two decades in 2018, and it looks to keep the success and momentum of the program going into 2019.
The Golden Bears matched their best result at the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Championships since 2002 with a fourth-place team finish last fall. They are once again expected to be near the top of the conference this season.
Kutztown was voted fifth by the league's coaches in the 2019 PSAC Preseason Poll.
Head coach Ray Hoffman, entering his 22nd year at the helm, road the legs primarily of his successful senior class last year, as four of the seven in the lineup at PSACs were seniors. Even though it will be tough to not be able to pencil them into the lineup this year, Hoffman knows he has the returning talent ready to step up and keep the ball rolling.
"We lost five of our top seven runners from last year," said Hoffman. "That leaves a lot of open holes for us. The good thing is we had some younger guys that got a lot of experience last year that are back this year. I still feel that we are in a good position to continue that high standard that we've set."
Kutztown's 2019 season begins with a meet at Franklin & Marshall tonight, Thursday, at 6 p.m.