The men’s and women’s programs will host the Mountain Dew Invitational at Mark Bostick Golf Course in season opening competition.
After taking a year hiatus in 2022, the Gators will look to defend their 2021 first place finishes. Both the men’s and women’s program earned the top spot at the 2021 Mountain Dew Invitational earning 25 and 24 points respectively.
This year’s rendition of the event will serve as the first of three regular season meets that the Gators will participate in before beginning post-season competition.
The competition will begin with the men racing in the 8k starting at 7:40 a.m. ET. Shortly after, the women will participate in a 3M race at 8:20 a.m. ET.
The Mountain Dew Invitational is one of two Cross Country meets held at Mark Bostick Golf Course this season, as the Gators are also set to host the NCAA South Regional on November 10.
The Gators will send nine men and twelve women to the starting line on Friday morning.
The set of ten athletes on the men’s side all feature Gators that have raced both at the collegiate level and with the University of Florida over the past two years.
On the women’s side, Sayla Donnelley, Allison Drummond, Kate Drummond, Annie Loehle, Breanna Stuart, and Haley Thornton will all make their collegiate Cross Country debut. Meanwhile, Allison Wilson will make her Florida Gators debut after transferring from the University of Alabama.
The complete list of athletes dawning the Orange and Blue are listed below.
|Florida Atlantic||Florida Atlantic|
|Florida Gulf Coast||Florida Gulf Coast|
|Florida Southern||Florida Southern|
|Georgia Tech||Georgia Tech|
|North Florida||North Florida|
|South Florida||South Florida|
|Thomas (Ga.)||Thomas (Ga.)|