BATON ROUGE – The LSU cross country team opens up the 2014 season Friday to compete in McNeese State’s 6k Cross Country Relay that kicks off at 6 p.m. CT at Ward 3 Multi-Sport Complex in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
The women will kick off the meet at 6 p.m. followed by the start of the men’s race at 6:30 p.m. LSU joins the likes of McNeese State, Louisiana-Lafayette and Northwestern State in the dual relay race.
Khadevis Robinson enters his second year as the head coach of the LSU cross country teams, and his teams are excited to start a new season and look to improve from last year’s campaign.
“We are excited to get our season started,” Robinson said about the 2014 season opener. “The fact that it is a local meet is a bonus.”
On the women’s team, senior Andria Aguilar and junior Morgan Schuetz are poised for a successful start this 2014 season. Sophomores Danielle Avery, Elizabeth Dunning, Jenna Walker and Ashley Welborn will also compete in the relay, eager to improve their personal bests.
The LSU cross country team is joined by several new faces this season. The team adds eight total freshmen, four on the men’s team and four on the women’s team.
On the men’s team, freshmen DC Lipani, Bryan Stamey, Daniel Tanner, and Jack Wilkes will make their first debut for the Tigers.
“We have some of the best incoming freshman in the state of Louisiana competing for LSU this year,” said Robinson. “I am excited to see how they adjust and adapt.”
After competing in the McNeese 6k Cross Country Relay, The Tigers and Lady Tigers will travel to Houston, Texas, to compete in the Rice Invitational on Friday, September 12. The women will begin at 6:15 p.m. and the men will begin at 6:45 p.m.