FORT MYERS, Fla. – Traveling to Nashville, Tenn. for the second meet of the fall season, the FGCU Cross Country teams are set to compete at the Commodore Classic hosted by Vanderbilt this weekend. The women's team begins the 5km event at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday morning.
Running on the Vaughn’s Gap Course, the weekend event will provide an opportunity for the Eagles to preview the location of the 2011 Atlantic Sun Conference Championship in late October.
The Eagles will take to the course with 25 other programs, including Alabama, Alabama A&M, Belmont, Chattanooga, Cincinnati, Jacksonville St., Lipscomb, Marshall, Memphis, Middle Tennessee St., Tennessee St., Tennessee-Martin and host Vanderbilt.
FGCU opened the fall season with a strong showing at the FGCU Invitational. Marking just the second home event in program history, the women’s team ran to a second place finish in the four-team event which included FAU, FIU and Miami.
Individually at the FGCU Invite, the Green and Blue had a pair of runners come across the finish line in the top five. Placing fourth and fifth, respectively, junior Barrie Cohen (Voorhees, N.J./Eastern Regional HS) finished with a time of 19:36.50 and sophomore Kelly Perzanowski (St. Clairsville, Ohio/St. Clairsville HS) crossed at the 19:45.80 in the 5km event at Buckingham Property.
Results and recaps from the Saturday race will be available at www.FGCUAthletics.com at the conclusion of the event.