Running against another strong field of teams, Tallahassee Community College delivered another solid performance at Friday’s University of North Florida XC Invitational.
With 176 points, the Tallahassee women finished sixth in the team standings, seven points behind fifth-place Bethune-Cookman. The Eagles bested Region 8 rivals Daytona State College, Florida Gateway College and Seminole State College, who finished seventh through ninth, respectively, as well as Edward Waters College.
Individually, it was a record-setting day for the Eagles.
Friday marked the first official 3K race in school history for the women, and 2018 Franklin County High School grad Genevieve Printiss crossed the line first for the Eagles, establishing a school-record time of 12:10.25, good for 43rd overall in the field of 105 runners.
The Florida Gators took first place in the women’s team standings while host North Florida claimed the men’s team title.
The Eagle men finished seventh with 191 points, 18 points behind sixth-place Daytona State, but 15 points clear of Jacksonville University (206) and well ahead of Region 8 foe Florida State College at Jacksonville (254).
In the men’s 5K race, Brandon Flagler was the Eagles’ top runner for the first time this season, finishing in 17:21.48, topping Jesse Boyd’s time of 18:12.84 in the season-opening Cougar XC Challenge on August 24.
Three Eagles crossed the finish line in succession beginning with Gannon Hundley in 54th (18:29.43) followed by 2018 Franklin County High School grad Simon Hodgson (18:34.68) and Gio Duran (18:39.82).
Up next for the Eagles will be the annual Prefontaine Forest Run 5K, an annual community event hosted by Gulf Winds Track Club on Saturday, Sept. 15 at Silver Lake.