Cross Country - Wed, Sep. 1, 2010
Georgetown College's cross country teams hit the course Thursday at the A-J Invitational at Asbury University in Wilmore, Ky.
In the past, this has been a meet the Tigers have owned, however, Asbury added several more teams to the competition list and GC is very young.
"It will be a good test for the freshman," men's coach Todd McDaniel said.
In the past four years, GC's Luke Garnett has won the race and the Tigers have claimed the overall team title. But with Garnett's graduation, McDaniel sees a new leader emerging.
"Scott Ritter is ready to be the leader this team needs this season," McDaniel said.
The women have been really consistent in the invitational as well.
This past season, behind then senior Britney Chesser, GC took the team title and had five runners in the top six - first, second, third, fourth, and sixth. Chesser finished first, while Finnja Ramcke took second in 2009.
"It is a tough hilly course, so times are a little slower," women's coach Betsy Laski said. "With such a young team, this meet will be a good test to see where everyone is fitness wise and how well we race."
Georgetown will be competing against Alice Lloyd, Berea, Brescia, Indiana University East, Kentucky Christian, Midway, Transylvania, and the host school Asbury. The women's race starts at 4:30 p.m. and the men's at 5 p.m.