Kansas University's cross country teams open their seasons today at the Bob Timmons Invitational at Rim Rock Farm.
The men's 8-kilometer race begins at 9 a.m., followed by the women's 5K at 10 a.m.
KU sophomore Benson Chesang, a Ravine, Kenya, native, will look to build on his strong freshman campaign in which he logged four second-place finishes, placed 11th overall at the Big 12 Conference championships and 48th at the NCAA Championships. Chesang placed second at last year's Timmons Invitational.
Senior Megan Manthe, an Andover, Minn., native, won the women's race last year and is KU's top returning runner. Also, freshman Lisa Morrisey, a four-year standout at Ottawa High, will make her collegiate debut with the Jayhawks.