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North Texas cross country pleased with results of first meet

North Texas cross country pleased with results of first meet

September 02
11:44 2016

After continuous lightning strikes in the area, the Baylor Twilight Invitational was postponed 40 minutes past the scheduled start time of 7 p.m.

Despite the interruption of routine for the runners, the men’s and women’s teams performed well.

Head coach Stefanie Slekis was pleased with the women’s results at the first meet, as the 3-9 spots were jam packed with Mean Green.

“This is going to be the deepest women’s team we’ve ever had,” Slekis said. “Meaning any given day one of those six girls could be a number three for us, or a number nine for us. That’s a great thing to have, which means everyone doesn’t have to run perfect for us to do well.”

The men’s race was originally supposed to be a 6k, but was shorted to a 4k due to weather. Although this wasn’t the distance the men had been training for, it worked to their advantage.

Senior runner James Coleman, who won this event last year, grabbed second place. Freshman runner Florian Lussy finished first.

As the team continues their season, Lussy couldn’t stress enough about the training still ahead, and resisting the urge to get complacent.

“It’s a 4k race, so if we want to run in the conference championship, it’s an 8k,” Lussy said. “We definitely need to work on our endurance.”

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