Men's Cross Country

Randolph XC Heads to ODAC Championship on Saturday

Randolph XC Heads to ODAC Championship on Saturday

For immediate release – 10/28/2016 
Randolph XC Heads to ODAC Championship on Saturday

LYNCHBURG, VA – For the second time this year, the Randolph College cross country teams will head to the Buena Vista Links Course in Buena Vista, VA.  However, this race will be the 2016 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Championships.

The last time the WildCats were in Buena Vista, the conditions were much different for the ODAC Preview Meet.  The men's race featured sweltering heat which forced several runners to stop running mid-race.  It also pushed back the start time of the women's race, which then saw the distance shortened due to darkness.

However, those issues should not arise this Saturday.  The hilly, grass course should see higher than usual temperatures for late October, but not compared to what happened in early September.  It should provide for ideal conditions for the 'Cats.  Alex Clem will once again look to hold the line for Randolph, as he has been the top performer all season.  He will be looking to improve on his times at this meet. 

Taylor Rama had an outstanding showing in the shortened preview meet.  She finished 18th overall, and was less than 20 seconds from a top-12 position.  All runners in the top-12 earn All-ODAC and she will be looking to do that in her final ODAC race.

The men's race is set to go off at 10 a.m., with the women's race following at 11 a.m.

In addition to the race, it is also important to note that tomorrow the cross country teams will be wearing yellow shoelaces.  The yellow shoelaces are for the Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer Campaign, sponsored by the Randolph Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.  All of the 'Cats will wear yellow shoelaces (color of Pediatric Cancer Awareness) with money from that being donated to local hospitals to support families.  It is important to support the community with this effort.  If you would like to make a donation or to find out more about the initiative, go to http://www.go4thegoal.org/laceup.html.