The University of Oklahoma men's cross country team adds six new athletes to its 2012 roster.
Aug. 31, 2012
NORMAN, Okla. -- The University of Oklahoma men's cross country team adds six new athletes to its 2012 roster.
Oklahoma welcomes three transfers in a pair of two redshirt seniors, Kyle King and Andy Weaver who come to Oklahoma from Eastern Washington and Delaware, respectively, along with redshirt sophomore Jake Turner from Montana State; each of which brings a wealth of experience to the team.
King placed fourth at the 2011 Big Sky Conference meet, while Weaver was the 2011 National Intercollegiate Running Club cross country champion. Turner, the youngest transfer, was the 2010 Montana State Champion and a junior All-American while at Sentinel High School.
Four freshmen, in, Allen Eke (Scotch Plains, N.J.), Dylan Blankenbaker (Ramona, Calif.), Eric Graf (Jefferson, W.Va.), and Zach Herriott (Rockhurst, Mo.) will also join the Crimson and Cream for the 2012 season.
Although new, the freshman class brings a stellar reputation to the 2012 Sooner Squad.
Harriott is the 2012 Missouri cross country state champion, Kansas City Star's 2012 Male Scholar Athlete of the year, and a two-time Gatorade Cross Country Runner of the year.
Blankenbaker was named Male Athlete of the Year at Ramona High School, following a senior season that saw him take second in the 2011 California State Cross Country Championships.
Graf is a three-time West Virginia state runner-up while at Rockford High School, while Eke finished second in the 2011 Meet of Champions, part of the New Jersey Cross Country State Championship.
The men's and women's cross country teams will kick off the season Saturday, Sept. 1, in Tulsa, Okla. at 8 a.m. CT with the Hurricane Invitational hosted by Tulsa University.
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