SANFORD, Florida - The end of the inaugural (after 38 years off) is coming fast. Both teams will be heading to Tallahassee for Friday's FCSAA/NJCAA Region 8 Championship.
Pasco-Hernando State College has won the last two women's cross country state championship last year on October 28 at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee. Running on the same course where the NCAA has awarded the 2021 Cross Country Championships, the Bobcats had five of the top eight finishers in the 37-person field, successfully defending its team championship with 25 points in the scoring. South Florida State College was a distant second place with 67 points, finishing just ahead of Tallahassee Community College, who had 69 points. Florida State College at Jacksonville, new to the sport in 2017, came in fourth (86 points) followed by Chipola College (123 points).
The Raiders are running without full teams on both the men's and women's side due to the late start as Coach Clark was hired in May. Coach Clark will be looking for continued progress from each runner. His plan is to take four individuals (two from the women's team and two from the men's) to the National Championship in Kansas on November 10th.
The men's 8K will begin at 8am and women's 5K at 9am on Friday, October 26th. Awards will be presented at 9:45am.
- Coach Ocky Clark is in his first year as Head Coach of the Cross Country program for Seminole State College
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About the Seminole State Raiders:
The Raider Athletics Department of Seminole State College was established in 1965 and initially led by Athletic Director and Head Basketball Coach Joe Sterling. Seminole State now sponsors five sports all competing in the NJCAA Division I. Both Baseball and Softball facilities are located on College Drive on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus.
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