Cross Country Returns to Action at Texas A&M

by Taylor Brown
Cross Country Returns to Action at Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The LSU’s men’s and women’s cross country teams travel to College Station, Texas to compete Saturday in Texas A&M Invitational at Dale Watts Cross Country Course.

The meet will begin with the men running the 8k course at 8:15 a.m. CDT with the women following at 9 a.m. racing the 6k course.

LSU will face their toughest test of the season competing against 16 teams from the South Central Region, including Abilene Christian, Central Arkansas, Houston, Houston Baptist, Lamar, Louisiana-Lafayette, McNeese State, Missouri, North Texas, Rice, Stephen F. Austin, Texas, Texas A&M, TCU, UT-Arlington and UT Rio Grande Valley.

The Tigers will be racing against 10 teams who are ranked in the top-15 of the South Central Region, including Texas, North Texas, Lamar, Stephen F. Austin, UT Arlington, Texas A&M, Houston, McNeese State, Central Arkansas, Missouri. The Lady Tigers will take on Texas, Texas A&M, Rice, North Texas, Missouri, Stephen F. Austin, Lamar, TCU, UT-Arlington and Houston, who also ranked in the top-15 of the South Central Region.

LSU looks to build on their first two solid performances of the 2015 season after winning the men’s and women’s Allstate Sugar Bowl Festival and placing first and second at the LSU Invitational.

Freshman Dajour Braxton, SEC Freshman of the Week, looks to continue leading LSU after winning the LSU Invitational and helping the Tigers place first in the 5k meet. Junior Christian Johnson, Senior Blair Henderson and sophomore Jack Wilkes placed in the top-five last week and will travel to Texas A&M to race with Braxton.

Senior Morgan Schuetz led the Lady Tigers at the LSU Invitational to a second-place finish after placing third individually. Freshmen Hannah Bourque, Hollie Parker, sophomore Rebecca Little and freshman Erika Lewis also placed in the top-10 and will compete at College Station with Schuetz.

LSU will travel to Fayetteville, Arkansas after competing in the Texas A&M Invitational to race in the Chile Pepper Festival at Agri Park Cross Country Course on October 3. The men will begin at 9:45 a.m. and the women will start shortly behind at 10:20 a.m.

For the latest information on LSU’s men’s and women’s cross country teams, fans can follow the Tigers and Lady Tiger on Twitter @LSUTrackField and on Facebook by liking LSU Track & Field.