About four times a week, Florida cross country coach Paul Spangler would meet his workout partner in the weight room around lunch time.
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The Florida cross country teams are approaching the halfway point of the season and only have one meet left before the Southeastern Conference Championship.
The last time a Florida cross country team travelled to the Paul Short Run at Lehigh University was in 2014.
The Florida men’s and women’s cross country teams collected their second-straight sweep on Saturday, and they hope to carry their success into Pennsylvania.
In front of a home crowd, Florida’s seniors had possibly the best performances of their careers on Saturday.
While older, experienced runners like Carlos Miranda, Taylor Tubbs and Mac Reynolds absorb most of the attention on the Florida cross country team, younger runners may be overlooked.
The Florida men’s and women’s cross country teams only have one opportunity to compete in front of a home crowd this season.
Last year, the Florida women’s and men’s cross country teams dominated the competition to open the season at the Covered Bridge Open, finishing first and second, respectively.
"Next Man Up."
Goals are crucial.
They came into this world together.
"Forget the (other) teams."
Embodying a willingness to rise to the occasion, three simple words — improvise, adapt and overcome — have been adopted as the unofficial mantra of the United States Marine Corps.
It may not have been ideal, but in Florida cross country coach Paul Spangler’s eyes, there was a silver lining surrounding the Gators’ performance on the terrain this weekend.
With another weekend doubleheader rapidly approaching, Florida’s men’s and women’s cross country teams will once again be legging it out on two different fronts.