Panther Cross Country Fares Well in Season-Opening Race
Myles Garza takes medallist honors for the men MELBOURNE, Fla. (Cross Country) – The Panther
men’s and women’s cross country teams opened the season by hosting the Florida Tech Invitational Saturday and running their home course proved
advantageous. Freshman Myles Garza took top honors in the men’s 8K coming in at 25:52, while freshman Morgan Davis also
placed in the Top 10 at eighth with a time of 27:15. As a team, Tech’s men finished second behind Embry-Riddle with 55 points, while the Eagles had
20. Coming in third was Palm Beach Atlantic with 147 points and Bethune-Cookman and Johnson & Wales both finished with no team score. Although
the women’s team finished with no team score in the 5K race due to only having four runners for the meet, the Panthers placed two of their entrants in the
Top 10. Senior Carolyn Horst finished fourth at 20:02 and sophomore Jennifer Lindsay crossed the line in 20:33 to place
Hannah Berg of Palm Beach Atlantic was the top finisher on the women’s side, timing in at 19:27, while Embry-Riddle took home the team trophy with a total
score of 27. PBAU finished second with 66 points and Bethune-Cookman rounded out the list in third with 80 points. In addition to Florida Tech, Johnson
& Wales also had no team score, only fielding three runners.
Tech’s cross country teams head to Tampa next for the University of Tampa’s Early Bird Classic on Friday, Sept. 14.
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Click here for women’s results.