TSU Cross Country Looks Ahead to Commodore Classic
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
TSU Cross Country Looks Ahead to Commodore Classic


Saturday, Sept. 15
Location: Percy Warner Park – Vaughn’s Gap Cross Country Course
Time: MEN – 9 a.m.  /  WOMEN – 10 a.m.
Distance: MEN – 8K  /  WOMEN – 5K
Live Results: CFPI Timing
Course Map:  MEN  /  WOMEN 

STARTING LINE: The Tennessee State men’s and women’s cross country teams are set to compete in the 15th annual Commodore Classic on Saturday, Sept. 15. The men’s 8K is scheduled for a 9 a.m. start with the women’s 5K set to get underway at 10 a.m. For TSU, it will be the team’s second time competing at Percy Warner Park – Vaughn’s Gap Cross Country Course this season.

THE FIELD: TSU, Vanderbilt, Belmont, Charleston Southern, Chattanooga, Eastern Kentucky, Illinois, Lipscomb, Louisville, Mercer, MTSU, Murray State, Ohio State, Samford, Southern Illinois, Southern Miss, Tennessee Tech,  UAB, WKU, Xavier 

LAST TIME OUT: At the season opening meet on Aug. 31 – the Belmont Opener (5K) – TSU finished seventh on the men’s side and eighth in the women’s race. Sophomores Larry McNary and Marcus Abdul both broke the 18-minute mark, clocking in at 17:46.20 and 17:57.01, respectively. For the Tigerbelles, sophomore Rebekah Wynn turned in the team’s top time in 22:50.77 for 38th place.

IMPRESSIVE START: At the Belmont Opener, TSU’s top five women’s finishers were underclassmen – all sophomores.  Among the top four finishers for the men, three were sophomores and one was a freshman.

UP NEXT: The next meet for TSU is the Austin Peay Cross Country Festival at the Hilldale Family Life Center in Clarksville, Tenn. on Sept. 22. The men’s 4-mile race will begin at 9 a.m. followed by the women’s 5K at 9:45 a.m.