There is a new collegiate cross-country program in town. Get ready for the Texas A&M University Texarkana program's first meet this evening Friday, September 9 at the campus near Bringle Lake.

Watch runners from eight different women’s teams and seven men’s teams compete. The women’s race is scheduled to begin at 6 PM and the men will race at approximately 6:45 PM.

The runners will take on a 5-kilometer (3.2 miles) course around and through the A&M-Texarkana campus with the course covering a hilly terrain with winding trails through the university's wooded areas.

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According to a press release A&M-Texarkana President, Dr. Emily Cutrer said;

We are so excited to begin this new era of Eagle athletics. Our campus offers a wonderful setting for this type of competition, and we look forward to two great races on Friday.

The public is invited to watch this first cross-country meet and cheer on their favorite runners. Admission is free and there are plenty of great places to watch the runners along the course.

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Colleges that will be participating in this event are Centenary College, Cisco College, Henderson State University, Jacksonville College, Jarvis Christian College, North Central Texas College, Philander Smith College, Texas A&M University-Commerce and Texas A&M University-Texarkana.

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