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.
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As lonesome of an activity as running may be, competitive cross country is anything but that.
For most first-year student athletes, being new means starting at the bottom.
Divide and conquer. At least that was the intention.
Redshirt senior leads way for UF men’s cross country while women finish first at Mountain Dew InvitationalBy Ethan Bauer | Sep. 20, 2015
Eddie Garcia has had an illustrious cross country career at Florida.
Saturday’s Mountain Dew Invitational proved to be exciting for both the men and women, with the men losing by the narrowest of margins and the women’s race coming down to a sprint to the finish.
UF cross country holds its lone home meet of the season Saturday, and the first Gators to cross the finish line are shaping up to be different from last year.
Since 2011, the Florida cross country team has started the season by sweeping the Western Carolina Invitational. This season, however, the team opted for the Covered Bridge Open hosted by Appalachian State instead.
For the fifth year in a row, the Florida men’s and women’s cross country team will travel to North Carolina to open up the season.
While last year the Gators fielded a squad lacking in veteran runners, this year’s women’s cross country team will feature both youth and experience.
With seven first timers in the event, the Florida men’s and women’s cross country teams will be viewed as an underdog today in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, at the 2014 SEC Championships.
Last season, the Florida men’s cross country team entered the Southeastern Conference Championship riding three first place finishes in their previous four meets.