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Rollins Heads To Mountain Dew Invitational

Rollins Heads To Mountain Dew Invitational

SCHEDULE:

Men's: Saturday, September 14 | 8:00 a.m. | Gainesville, Fla.  (Mark Bostick Golf Course)

Women's: Saturday, September 14 | 8:30 a.m. | Gainesville, Fla. (Mark Bostick Golf Course)

SET UP:

The Tars are back in action after a solid start to their season. Rollins came back from Florida Tech Invitational last week with multiple personal best. Rollins last ranat the Mountain Dew Invitational in 2011. The men's team will start off the race with an 8K on Saturday at 8:00, followed by the women's 5k. 

WHO TO WATCH:

The women's team took the meet at Florida Tech by storm last Saturday. Freshman Nicole Rodriquez-Martinez made an impact for her first meet as a Tar. Rodriquez-Matrinez finished 48th out of 79 runners with a time of 23:42 at Florida Tech Invitational. Freshman Angelina Khourisader stopped the clock at 26:06 and placed 58th. The new freshmen are off to a good start so far this season. 

The men's team only had three runners in the pack but had a great fight. Ryan King had a new personal best crossing the finish line in 29:20. While teammate Jack Gabriel also clocked in a new personal best at 30:26. 

WHAT COACH SAYS:

"This Saturday we will head to Gainesville for the Mountain Dew Gator Invitational. More than 30 teams are scheduled to compete, so it should be a good challenge. Running in a pack that large will be a bit of an eye opener for some of our newer runners, but I hope to see them compete with confidence and come away with a new perspective on racing."  -Kaylyn Christopher 

NEXT:

The Tars will travel to Daytona Beach, Fla. to race against ERAU/Asics Classic. Start time is 7:20 a.m.

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