ASICS EMBRY-RIDDLE CLASSIC
Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016
Embry-Riddle University (Daytona Beach, Fla.)
MEN (8K): 7:20 a.m. | WOMEN (5K): 7:50 a.m.
STARTING LINE: The Tennessee State men’s and women’s cross country teams are scheduled to compete for the second time this season at the Asics Embry-Riddle Classic on Saturday. The men’s 8K race begins at 7:20 a.m. (EST) followed by the women’s 5K at 7:50 a.m (EST).
TEAMS: Tennessee State, Embry-Riddle, Bethune-Cookman, Edward Waters, Florida Tech, Johnson & Wales (FL), Rollins, Seton Hall
LAST TIME OUT: In the Belmont Opener on Sept. 3, senior Quamel Prince (Nashville, Tenn.) posted TSU’s top finish, clocking in at 16:09.9 in the 5K to earn 39th place. Also on the men’s team, which finished in seventh place, Zebedee Lunsford (Anniston, Ala.) and Deontae Henderson (Minneapolis, Minn.) took second and third on the team. Sisters Christian Pryor (Ellenwood, Ga.) and Kayla Pryor (Ellenwood, Ga.) were the top finishers for the women’s squad at the Belmont Opener.
SUNSHINE STATE: TSU Director of Track and Field Chandra Cheeseborough-Guice is a native of Jacksonville, Fla. On the men’s team, junior Jontue McDowell is also from Jacksonville, Fla.
PRESEASON POLL: TSU was tabbed as the underdog in the Ohio Valley Conference Preseason Polls. Tennessee State checked in at 12th place in both polls. Eastern Kentucky was chosen as the preseason favorite for the OVC on both the men’s and women’s side.
UP NEXT: The Tigers travel to Clarksville, Tenn. to compete in the Austin Peay Cross Country Festival on Sept. 24.