The morning fog was so thick you could barely see 10 feet in front of you. It hovered across the starting line as the boys invitational runners lined up for their race. Then “bang”. The starter’s gun went off. Slowly, white, red, green and maroon colored jerseys appeared in the distance. Spectators began to get their first glimpse of the runners they were there to cheer for. Niceville’s Thomas Howell took the early lead and was looking very strong as he led the pack down the hill back into the fog.
Lily Williams (Chiles), Julie Wollrath (Holy Trinity), Kari Grippo (Gulf) are top three. Video by club3gss
The University of North Florida women's cross country team won their second meet in two tries at the Seminole Invitational on Friday evening, while the men's team took fourth place in the later race.
Hot and steamy conditions, less than ideal for fast times, did not diminish the competitive environment for Friday evening's Florida State Invitational cross country meet at Apalachee Regional Park.
The University of North Florida cross country teams will compete for the first time in two weeks on Friday evening when they travel to the Seminole Invitational in Tallahassee, Fla.