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Middle Tennessee Sweeps Men’s and Women’s Gold Races at Live In Lou Cross Country Classic

MIT’s Women and North Central’s Men Win NCAA Division III Pre-National Races at Sawyer State Park

Louisville, Ky. – October 5, 2019 – NCAA Division III no. 8-ranked MIT women’s team and powerhouse no. 1-ranked North Central College (Ill.) men’s team won the Live in Lou Cross Country Classic Silver races at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park in Louisville. The races served as the Pre-Nationals for the NCAA Division III National Championships that will be held at Sawyer Park Nov. 23. Oberlin and St. Thomas (Minn.) ran second and third in the women’s race, and John Hopkins and Otterbein ran second and third in the men’s race.

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Winners Announced for 2019 Norton Sports Health 10K

Louisville, Ky. – September 21, 2019 – With more than 1,000 registered participants, the Norton Sports Health 10K went off this morning under overcast, humid conditions. The race was held in The Parklands of Floyds Fork; it is the second race in the Louisville Sports Commission’s three-race Fall Runathon Series.

Ali Faraji-Tajrishi of Louisville, Ky., won the men’s division in a time of 36:15.49, ahead of second-place finisher Brock McDaniel of Louisville, Ky., who clocked a time 36:25.80. Alissa Bennett of Memphis, Ind., won the women’s division in 40:47.65 beating Bailey Knable of Sellersburg, Ind., who finished in 42:11.61.

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Winners Announced for Louisville pure tap® 5K

Louisville, Ky. – September 7, 2019 – With more than 1,000 registered participants, the ninth annual Louisville pure tap® 5K went off this morning under perfect running conditions at race start. Race participants started and finished at the Louisville Water Tower, home of Louisville’s drinking water, and followed a course that ran east and west on River Road.

Logan Barrett of Louisville, Ky., won the men’s division in a time of 15:09.09, ahead of second-place finisher David Grieshaber of Louisville, Ky., who clocked a time of 15:29.87. Flannery Musk of Louisville, Ky. won the women’s division in 17:48.69, beating Alissa Bennett of Memphis, Ind., who finished in 18:26.98.

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Live in Lou now Title Sponsor of the Louisville Cross Country Classic

Louisville, Ky. – August 6, 2019 – The Louisville Sports Commission (LSC) announced today that Live in Lou – the talent attraction initiative of Greater Louisville Inc. – has been named title sponsor of the Louisville Cross Country Classic, the largest college cross country meet in the U.S.

LSC owns and operates the prestigious meet that has been held annually at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park since 2001.

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44 Players Named to 2019 Paul Hornung Award Watch List

Players accounted for more than 51,000 all-purpose yards, 323 tackles and 316 touchdowns in 2018
Louisville-based Texas Roadhouse to Sponsor Award for Eighth Year

Louisville, Ky. — July 25, 2019 — The Louisville Sports Commission today named 44 multi-talented college football players to the 2019 Watch List for the Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse.

The Paul Hornung Award, now in its tenth season, is given annually to the most versatile player in major college football by the Louisville Sports Commission and football legend and Louisville native Paul Hornung. The winner and his family will be honored at the annual Paul Hornung Award dinner at the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville on March 4, 2020.

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