Cross Country Places Fifth at FAU Invitational to Open 2017 Season

Cross Country Places Fifth at FAU Invitational to Open 2017 Season

Boca Raton, Fla. – The Lynn University cross country team opened its 2017 season on Friday evening, competing in the FAU Invitational at South County Regional Park in Boca Raton, Florida. The Fighting Knights placed fifth out of the Non-Division I programs at the meet, with Lauren Leckenby leading the charge.

INSIDE THE MEET:

Location: South County Regional Park | Boca Raton, Fla.
Race Length: 5K – 3.1 miles
History at Event: Third appearance (Best finish – 3rd place in 2015)
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

BEYOND THE FINISH LINE:

  • This marks the third season in a row in which the Fighting Knights have opened the season at the FAU Invitational.
  • Six of the seven runners for the Lynn made their collegiate running debuts, marking the first time any of them had raced in a competitive 5k event.
  • Assistant coach Jessica MacConnie got her first taste of collegiate coaching at the meet as she made her Lynn debut on the sidelines.

NEXT MEET:

The Blue and White get right back at it, competing on Saturday morning at Holloway Park in Lakeland, Florida, at the Holloway Park Preseason Festival. The race kicks off at 8 a.m. and is hosted by Florida Southern.