EAST GREENSBORO – North Carolina A&T men’s and women’s cross country finish the regular season with a short trip to Kernersville, N.C., for the VertCross Invitational Friday starting at 4:30 p.m.
The women’s 6k race starts at 4:30 p.m., followed by the men’s 8k race at 5:15 p.m.
The last time out, the men’s team won the Robert Shumake HBCU Challenge by 19 points over Benedict College. The Aggies claimed their fifth HBCU Challenge title in six years.
Leading the way for the Aggies was sophomore Regan Kimati, who finished second with an 8k time of 28:32.1 with an average mile of 5:44. Freshman Devon Williams (third) and sophomore Morris Kimble (fourth) finished in the top-five.
On the women’s side, senior G’Jasmyne Butler continues her great season winning the race in Cary, N.C., by eight seconds. She was three seconds away from setting a personal best but was named the MEAC Women’s Cross Country of the Week for the second consecutive week.
Butler finished the 6k with a time of 18:55.2, an average of 6:05 per mile, for the third-best time in the MEAC at that time. Sophomore Shalah Means also finished in the top-five with a fifth-place finish of 19:48.9.
The men’s and women’s teams start the postseason with a trip to Smyrna, Del., for the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Championship on Saturday, Oct. 26 starting at 9:30 a.m.