Written By: Lia Armistead
The men’s and women’s cross country teams take on conference rival University of West Georgia Wolves in Carrolton during the UWG Invitational this weekend.
This is a new event Wolves head coach Tim Brooks has added on the calendar.
With the disappointment of the pre-regionals tournament, both the girls and boys teams are motivated to achieve a better outcome at the upcoming races. After proving to be one of the Blazer’s top runners, Jesse Prince is very positive about the UWG invitational.
VSU head coach Clinton Bell expects Prince and Juilana Boehm to win their races.
With the team always running in a pact, they are trying their best to receive the top three placements in the race and hoping to pull the four and five runners to the top as well.
To achieve the best possible outcome, the team has come up with a plan of keeping the first and fifth runners as close together as possible, in hopes of bringing the team to the number one spot. “We’re going to win. There should be some good competition there,” Prince said, “but we’re planning to come out on top.”
To become number one at past tournaments, Prince has the tactics of “sitting on the shoulders” of the leaders of the races for a while and taking off at the end to gain that number one spot.
The team works together in each competition, hoping to achieve their goals for the season. “Expectations are high,” says Prince, “we have big goals.”
The men’s team is practicing and working hard to hopefully accomplish these goals of winning regionals and eventually making it to nationals later this season.