Cross country teams bring the race to our house

The Florida A&M men and women’s cross-country teams will be holding the second annual Bobby Lang Invitational on Saturday.

This will be the first and only home meet of the season for the Rattlers. The field will consist of five teams and will be held on campus. The meet will start on the track, go through an already established route on campus, and end on the track.

Shuaib Winters, Lamere Buchanan, and Brandon Hartley will be leading the men’s side. Winters, the Mid-Eastern Atlantic Conference (MEAC) cross-country athlete of the week, is hoping to continue his quest to win the MEAC individual championship.

The young women’s team and their freshman sensation Chadelic Jackson are working to continue their early season success. This will be the first home appearance for the team that consists of six freshmen and one sophomore. They believe the difficulty of the courses they have faced already should produce valuable results when it comes to points in the MEAC.

“The courses we’ve raced on have been some of the toughest that we have seen in our lives,” coach Darlene Moore said. “We will just use that to have a great showing at our only home meet of the season.”

Men’s head coach Wayne Angel said that if both teams remember their instructions in practice and run in a pack to receive the most points together, then this meet will be a success.

“The most important things are running in a pack, Communicating and helping each other throughout the race,” coach Angel said.

Both teams are fresh off their division 1 titles that they received during the Morehouse invite. When asked about their upcoming meet coach Moore only had one thing to say.

“We do not take defeat lightly from any school in the country, especially in our house,” Moore said.