By Steve Holt, Opinion Editor
The ACU women’s cross country team will travel to College Station Friday to participate in the Texas A&M Invitational, which will begin Saturday at 10 a.m. ACU was ranked No. 2 in the most recent Lone Star Conference South Central region poll.
The Wildcat women will be making their debut at the meet, which will feature mostly Division I universities. A complete list of participating universities was not available at press time, but universities running last year included University of Texas, TAMU, Rice, Arkansas-Little Rock and Houston.
Head coach Jon Murray said ACU will focus on competing with LSC South Central region rivals Angelo State and Texas A&M-Kingsville. Texas A&M-Kingsville is ranked No. 7 in the region, while ASU is unranked.
“This is the last meet for the women before the postseason stuff-the conference, regional and national meets,” Murray said. “We just need to tune up and work on race strategy.”
Senior runner Justine Nahimana will run on Saturday, after missing last weekend’s Cowboy Jamboree because of a minor injury. Murray said she is in pretty good shape and ready to start racing again.
An unfortunate loss for the Wildcats will be the injured freshman Mollye Stanford, who will probably be red-shirted this season because of a bruise on her knee.
The meet will begin at 9:35 a.m. on Saturday at the TAMU Golf Course.