FGCU men and women will do the Dew at University of Florida
The Florida Gulf Coast University men’s and women’s cross country teams will compete at the Mountain Dew Invitational hosted by the University of Florida on Sept. 20.
Both teams are coming off successful finishes at the South Florida Invite on Friday. The men’s team finished first with 28 points followed by Miami in second place with 42 points, according to the FGCU Athletics website.
Freshman Troy Clark led the men’s team with a seventh-place finish. He finished the 8K with a time of 26:16:71, followed by sophomore Courtland Bernard, who finished 13th with a time of 26:42:36. Junior Cody Adkinson and sophomore Jose Cartagena also helped the team by finishing in the top 30.
On the women’s end, senior Brooke Sill led the team to a third-place finish with 69 points. The University of South Florida won the race with 44 points, followed by the University of Central Florida in second place with 58 points.
Sill finished in fifth place with a time of 18:42.37. Juniors Courtney Corradetti and Lauren Tarovisky also led the team with 14th and 16th place finishes, respectively, according to the FGCU Athletics website.
“I was happy with the performance from both teams tonight,” coach Cassandra Goodson told FGCU Athletics. “The men executed the plan perfectly and it was a great showing from them this early in the season. The women stuck to the strategy and looked strong throughout. We now have a week off from competition to prepare for a big meet at Florida in two weeks.”