Cross Country Set to Open 2021 Campaign

TROY, Ala. – The Troy men’s and women’s cross country squads are set to begin their 2021 season at the Foothills Invitational hosted at Choccolocco Park.
 
The meet features several in-state foes including: Alabama State, Auburn, North Alabama and South Alabama.
 
The women’s 4K kicks off at 6 p.m. while the men are set to begin at 6:45 p.m.
 
On the women’s side, the Trojans return two of their top three runners from a year ago in Gracie Booher and Cadi Rowe.
 
After notching a top-ten finish at the conference meet, Booher was dubbed the Sun Belt Freshman of the Year becoming the first Trojan in Troy’s DI history to earn a postseason award.
 
Rowe was a Third Team All-Sun Belt selection after finishing just outside of the top ten at the Sun Belt Championships last season. The sophomore finished 11th in 18:07.70 for a 5k personal record.
 
On the men’s side, Troy returns its top-runner in Mason Bennett. Bennett led the Trojans in three of the four meets last season, including at the Sun Belt Championships where he posted an 8k personal record.
 
LINEUP
Men: Mason Bennett, James Brake, Blake Vaughn
 
Women: Gracie Booher, Tanner Guest, Lauren Locke, Caroline Montini, Caroline Sall, Summer Williams
 

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