MSSU Cross Country Course


The Tom Rutledge Cross Country Course is part of the Robert W. Plaster Sports Complex on the campus of
Missouri Southern



  The Tom Rutledge Cross Country Course

 Maps: 2.1-mile course ... 5K course ... 6K course ... 8K course ... 10K course ... Course Description

The Tom Rutledge Cross Country Course has served as host to National Junior Olympic and Junior National Cross Country Championships, as well as a variety of college and high school meets. It has served as host to the Mid-America Intercolleigate Athletics Association Championships, NCAA regional championships and the 1999, 2007 and 2012 NCAA Division II Championships.

Unique in its construction, the course has a 5K loop on grass that finishes just south of the starting line through a pitcuresque arch that has the words MSSU Cross Country going from pillar to pillar. 

The course is the annual site of the First to the Finish Southern Stampede, one of the largest high school and college cross country meets in the midwest.