Lightning cancels cross country meet

CNJ staff

JOPLIN, Mo. — Saturday’s Missouri Southern Stampede cross country meet was cancelled due to lighning storms in the area.

Eastern New Mexico University’s teams were scheduled to participate. The Greyhounds and Zias are idle until Oct. 1 when they travel to Stillwater, Okla., for the Oklahoma State Jamboree.

“We’re very disappointed that the meet was canceled,” ENMU cross country coach Mike Harney said. “Our biggest concern was safety. We’re gearing now towards OSU.”