The Florida A&M women’s cross country team improved from last meet’s third place finish at Troy University. The team took its second consecutive win at the Bethune-Cookman University Beach Invitational in Daytona Beach, Fla.
The Lady Rattlers finished from second to eighth place, bringing home a total of 20 points. Due to tropical storm Lee, the ladies dealt with some challenging conditions.
Head coach Darlene Moore was pleased with her ladies performance despite the conditions. The storm made the terrain very challenging for the Lady Rattlers.
“This was a challenging course and the times were slower than expected,” Moore said according famuathltics.com. “The ladies were running in water on parts of the course due to a high tide. In another point, they were running in loose deep sand.”
Despite the elements, the ladies were able to bring home another victory for the Rattlers.
“The ladies persevered with the windy conditions, and I was proud of their efforts,” Moore said.
Seven of the Lady Rattlers placed in the top 10. The top performer for the Rattlers was Nadine Mulvany, who placed second with a time of 20:46. Chandelic Jackson placed third with a time of 21:05.
The Lady Rattlers next meet will be held at Albany State University in Albany, Ga., where coach Moore received her undergraduate degree. She also coached ASU’s cross country team.