Dillard University's men's and women's cross country teams will begin their
trek for the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC) cross country championships on
Saturday, September 8, as they participate in the 2012 Loyola Wolf Pack
Invitational at Lafreniere Park in Metairie.
The Lady Bleu Devils begin their 5K race at 7:50 a.m., and the
Bleu Devils begin their 5K run at 8:25 a.m.
Both of Dillard's cross country teams are coached by Bobby Williams Jr., who is entering his
fourth year as head coach.
"For this cross country meet, I'm basically looking to see where
my teams are, regarding conditioning and mental toughness," said Coach
Williams. "Throughout the season for our
men, we are definitely shooting for one of the top two spots as a team, with a
few all-conference finishers. For our ladies, we should have at least three all-conference runners."
The Dillard athletics staff is hosting a "poster party" in the Kearny
Lounge on Friday, September 6, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged
to come support the men's and women's cross country teams as they prepare for
their first meet of the season. Posters
and markers will be provided for fans to write and draw on as inspiration for
the runners. Students are asked to come
mingle with the student-athletes, and also by give an encouraging word or two
to show support towards their fellow classmates.
Dillard University's cross country teams will also participate in
the Louisiana State University Invitational on Saturday, September 22, in Baton
Rouge, and they will also participate in the UNCF Walk/Run on Saturday, October
13, in New Orleans. Gulf Coast Athletic
Conference (GCAC) cross country championships will be held on Saturday, October
20, in Clinton, Mississippi.