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Miami cross country is back in business

<p>The RedHawks are set to run again on Nov. 21.</p>

The RedHawks are set to run again on Nov. 21.

After a minor setback, the RedHawks are ready to make a major comeback as Miami fall sports are trickling back. 

The Mid-American Conference (MAC) men’s and women’s Cross Country Championships will be held on Saturday, Nov. 21. The host is to be determined.

MAC Athletic Directors approved an operational plan that was announced Monday. The plan includes guidelines and recommendations for how to go about this fall’s season amidst COVID-19. 

The recommendations are subject to change due to the pandemic and the state and local health guidelines. 

In the 2019 season, Miami’s cross country team received 12th-place finishes for both the men and women’s teams. 

Last year, Miami’s cross country and track and field head coach Tom Chorny agreed to a three-year extension to his contract. 

At the end of last season’s meet, Chorny said the cross country team had a lot of potential to show but didn’t get the results it hoped for. 

He also mentioned there were some great moments during practice, but the team struggled to show those highlights in competition.

“We got very fit by the end of the year, and each athlete proved that they are stronger and better than they were before,” Chorny said. “We just need to figure out how to show up and compete on race day.” 

Despite the postponement of fall sports, Chorny and the RedHawks are hoping to give it their all and show everyone the talent they have this season. 

@lilyfreiberg 

freibell@miamioh.edu

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