Manuel De Backer competed in the U23 men's division of the SPAR European Cross Country Championships, held Sunday in Samorin, Slovakia, on Sunday.
Joining the men's team is Stephen Kielhofner (Springfield, Mo./Springfield Catholic). Gabi Kohring (Webster Groves, Mo./Webster Groves) will join the women's program.
Junior concludes impressive season with school-record performance
Ben Naegerwas named to the Atlantic 10 Conference's All-Rookie Team following the 2017 A-10 Championship.
Junior finished in 25:12.3, five seconds ahead of the second-place finisher.
Saturday's meet starts at 9 a.m. (CT) and will be streamed live on the A-10 Digital Network
Junior led Billikens at Pre-National Invitational
Junior nearly registers school record
Katie Anderson led the Billikens
Naeger is the first A-10 runner since 2012 (Michael Turi – Fordham) to earn three Rookie of the Week honors in a season.
Anna Schmitz and Manuel de Backer lead the way for the Billikens
Freshmen led Billikens at the National Catholic Invitational last Friday