COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Both of LSU’s cross country teams will be competing in the Texas A&M Invitational Saturday morning. The men will begin the meet, running the 8k course at 8:15 a.m. CT, and the women will commence shortly after at 9:00 a.m. CT on the 6k course. Both teams will be running at the Dale Watts Course.
The Tigers and Lady Tigers will be running against 19 other schools, including conference foes Kentucky and host Texas A&M. Other notable schools running are Baylor, TCU, Houston and Rice.
The men and women will be looking to build upon solid performances as they finished second and third respectively last weekend at the LSU Invitational.
The men were led by sophomore Dajour Braxton, who finished third individually for the second straight meet. Freshman Harrison Martingayle was also essential to the men’s second place finish as he crossed the finish in sixth-place individually.
For the Lady Tigers, senior Ashley Welborn is searching for her third consecutive top-15 finish as she finished fourth individually in the LSU Invitational. Along with Welborn, sophomore Hannah Bourque also placed in the top-10 last weekend as she crossed in seventh place.
Head Coach Khadevis Robinson is anxious to see how the change in distances of both the men’s and women’s races will affect performances.
“This meet will be the first 6k for the ladies and 8k for the men,” Robinson said. “I’m looking to see how everyone handles the distance. This is the distance we will be running for conference meets.”
After finishing up at Texas A&M, the Tigers and Lady Tigers will head to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where they will compete in the Crimson Classic at the Harry Pritchett RC on Friday, Oct. 14. The women will begin the meet at 5:00 p.m. CT, and the men will start shortly after at 5:30 p.m. CT.
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