The Escambia Equestrian Center in Pensacola wasn't just home to horses on Saturday morning. Teams from Northwest Florida, Georgia and Alabama, put their thoroughbred runners on display at the 2012 Gulf Coast Cross Country Stampede. It was a great atmosphere as well as the event boasted t-shirt customization, a Running Wild retail area, a graffiti artist, customized spikes, a dance off, and a designated cool down zone!
Alli Cash rolls Rim Rock. US#1 Christian Brothers Academy started their quest for another national title in Wappingers Falls NY with a perfect 15 score. (Photo by Michael Frazier)
This year’s Asics was about as well-run a cross country meet as you can have. Doubtless that was because the staff at ERAU—Rosolino, Hopfe, et.al.—have, between them, accumulated a wealth of knowledge about running in general, and cross country in particular, and know how to apply that expertise to what has been an annual trip for its loyal followers.
Due to the recent completion of an extensive athletic complex reconfiguration, the Asics-ERAU Classic took flight with yet another course change (designed through the partnership of Rosolino and Hopfe, Inc.), proving, once again, that variety is the spice of cross country. Featuring more trips up "the hill", sharper turns, and enough wood chips to light Orlando for a week, the course was--if anything--tougher than ever, as times will show.
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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - It hadn't happened for the Tulane men's cross country program in eight years, but on Saturday at the Southern Miss Dedicated Cross Country Facility when the Green Wave claimed the team title with a stout 16-point performance. The women's squad finished runner-up to the host Golden Eagles to cap the solid day on the course for the program.