OXFORD, Ala. – The Tuskegee University cross country teams made their long-awaited debut Friday evening at Choccolocco Park, competing against a handful of Division I schools including Auburn, Troy, Chattanooga, North Alabama, Jacksonville State, Alabama A&M and Alabama State.
The Tigerettes had three of its five runners log new personal records, coming in 13th place in the 4K as a team, ahead of Shorter.
Kailyn Thrash was the top performer for the women in Crimson and Gold, posting a personal-best time of 18:49.62 to finish 88th overall.
Angelique Johnson crossed the finish line hot on Thrash’s tail, running a 19:08.05 to come in 89th and recording a PR as well.
Alyssa Wilkins-Jones rounded out TU’s top-100 finishes on the women’s side with a 20:08.69, claiming 96th.
Jasmyne Lawrence set a new personal-best of 23:25.69 while clocking in at 106th.
On the Golden Tigers side of the coin, they did not field enough runners to register a team score in the 5K.
Jelani White was the headliner for Coach Bowen’s men, with a 18:00.22 to place 70th, two seconds off his personal record.
Johnathan Licea was second among the Tuskegee men in a time of 20:52.70, coming in at 103rd.
Finally, Jury Sims crossed the line in 112th place, registering a 23:04.77 mark.
The Golden Tigers and Tigerettes will be back on the course next Saturday when they head to Grady, Alabama for the Hawk 4K / 5K Invitational, hosted by Huntingdon.