Cross Country Meet Day: East Texas Shootout

AT A GLANCE:
Tarleton Cross Country will open the 2018 season today in Commerce at the East Texas Shootout hosted by Texas A&M-Commerce at Centennial Park.

THE MEET:
The TexAnns will run a 6,000-meter course at 5:45 p.m. and the Texans will run an 8,000-meter course at 6:45 p.m.

RESULTS:
For results, visit Texas A&M-Commerce’s athletic website, www.lionathletics.com

RETURNERS:
The TexAnns have all 11 runners returning from last year’s LSC title team that qualified for the NCAA South Central Regional Championships, including the LSC Female Cross Country Runner of the Year in Esmeralda Fuentes. In addition to four all-conference runners returning, Amy Riera was also named the LSC Newcomer of the Year and is returning for her junior year.

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The Texans return all seven runners from last year’s squad that finished second at the LSC Championships and advanced to the NCAA South Central Regional Championships. Michael Simcho, Justin Botello and Jarred Elizondo received all-conference honors last season.

COMPETING TEAMS:
Tarleton State, Texas A&M-Commerce, Dallas Baptist, Southern Arkansas, Southeastern Oklahoma State, Arkansas Rich Mountain, North Central Texas College

WEATHER FOR THE MEET:
The projected forecast for the meet in Commerce at race time is 83 degrees with a 20% chance of rain and a 5 mph wind, according to weather.com

UP NEXT FOR TARLETON:
The Texans and TexAnns will compete at the Texas A&M Invitational in College Station, Texas on September 22.

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