Lynn Cross Country Races in First Evening Meet at Florida Runners Invite

Lynn Cross Country Races in First Evening Meet at Florida Runners Invite

Lakeland, Fla. – Lynn University's cross country team competed at the Florida Runners Invite on Friday evening, featuring a split squad on both the men's and women's sides. 

 

INSIDE THE MEET:
Location:
  Holloway Park | Lakeland, Fla.
Race Length: (M) 8k – 4.97 miles, (W) 5k – 3.11 miles
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Lynn traveled a smaller team to the Florida Runners Invite as a select group will compete at the NCAA's Pre-Nationals event in Sacramento. Calif.
  • The Blue and White were led on the women's side by Jayden Reece and Emily Glass, whom finished with times of 22:54.4 and 23:01.8, respectively, to make up Lynn's one-two punch.
  • Lauren Leckenby (23:06.0) and Emily Christensen (23:12.6) came across the line right behind the duo of Reece and Glass. 
  • Rory Young, Mandi Cohen and Lynn Whalen rounded out the list of Blue and White competitors in the women's competition. 
  • In the men's race, Justin Bridgewater paced Lynn with a 32nd place time of 29:30.7.
  • John Ross Donnes and Alex Miranda rounded out the Fighting Knights' top-3 with marks of 29:54.8 and 30:18.6, respectively.
  • Joseph Anderson, Moise Cook and Christian Richardson completed the contingent of Lynn's 12 total runners.

BEYOND THE FINISH LINE:

  • The Fighting Knight women kept their top-four runners in a pack with each finishing within a 16 second span. 
  • Bridgewater's 32nd was the high-finish of the day among the Blue and White group.
  • Tomorrow's NCAA Pre-Nationals will be Lynn's first-ever appearance for both programs. 

 

UP NEXT:
The group of competitors at the Florida Runners Invite will return to campus while 10 runners, five male and five female, compete tomorrow at the prestigious NCAA Pre-Nationals race in Sacramento, Calif. at the Haggin Oaks Golf Course.