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A&M-Texarkana to Host Collegiate Cross Country Meet on Friday, September 9

Texas A&M University Texarkana’s new cross-country program is scheduled to hold its first collegiate meet on the university’s campus near Bringle Lake on Friday, September 9. The event will see collegiate riders from 8 different women’s teams and 7 men’s teams competing in the event. The women’s race is scheduled to start at 6:00 p.m. and the men will run around 6:45 p.m.

The 5-kilometer (3.2-mile) course will take runners around and through the A&M-Texarkana campus, challenging runners with parts of the course covering rolling terrain and meandering through trails on wooded university property. . “We are excited to begin this new era of Eagle athletics,” said A&M-Texarkana President Dr. Emily Cutrer. “Our campus provides a beautiful setting for this type of competition, and we’re looking forward to two great races on Friday.”

The public is invited to come and encourage their favorite runners. Entry to the race is free and there are several great viewpoints along the course where you can watch the athletes navigate the course.

In the women’s event, participants from Centenary College, Cisco College, Henderson State University, Jacksonville College, Jarvis Christian College, North Central Texas College, Philander Smith College and Texas A&M University- Texarkana. Participating in the men’s race will be teams from Centenary College, Jacksonville College, Jarvis Christian College, North Central Texas College, Philander Smith College, Texas A&M University-Commerce and Texas A&M University-Texarkana.