Jackets Head to Music City for Commodore Classic

Sept. 18, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn – The Georgia Tech men’s and women’s cross country teams will look to continue their positive momentum as they compete in the Vanderbilt Commodore Classic this Saturday. The women’s team is coming off of a win at the JSU/Struts Invitational, a meet in which the men finished second.

The men’s 8k meet is slated to begin at 9 a.m. ET, while the women’s 5k will start at 10 a.m. ET. They will take place at Percy Warner Park in Nashville

Most of the field hails from the southeast, including ACC foes Louisville and Clemson. Tech will also face other strong South Region competition in Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, Middle Tennessee, Lipscomb and Belmont.

Senior runner Jeremy Greenwald will look to win his fifth meet of the last two years after taking home first place in the season’s first meet at Jacksonville State. Junior Melissa Fairey, who led five Georgia Tech women finishing in the top five spots, earned the first win of her career two weeks ago at JSU. Fairey, along with Hayley Keadey, Morgan Jackson, Mary Prouty and Sarah Bowles, will look to lead the team to their second victory in as many meets this season

“The Commodore Classic this weekend will give our men and women a great opportunity to compete against some outstanding teams,” said head coach Alan Drosky. “With such strong competition, this meet will test our teams to execute good race plans, get out aggressively, stay strong in the middle and compete hard at the end. Our training has gone as planned and we feel like we’re ready for this weekend.”

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