CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The FGCU cross country teams travelled down to the University of Miami for the Hurricane Invitational, competing against many major universities from around the country. The Eagles performed well, winning four different heats in the distance events.
Barrie Cohen (Voorhees, N.J.) won both heats that she competed in, the 1500m (4:55.78) and the 800m (2:26.77) races. The 4:55.78 in the 1500m was personal record for Cohen, improving on her previous best by seven seconds.
The men ran well in the 1500m, with two Eagles each winning their heat. Jon Lanning (Sarasota, Fla.) won his heat in 4:08.06 and Richard Black (Tavernier, Fla.) won his heat in 4:20.36.
Also, Shannon Compher (Oviedo, Fla.) took 16 seconds off of her personal best time with an 18:43.24 in the 5k run, and Taylor Cooke (Homosassa, Fla.) set a personal record in the 5000m (19.28.56).
“It is great to see our team compete at such a high level,” said head coach Cassandra Harbin. “I am proud of how well our athletes performed against some of the best athletes in the nation.”