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Cross Country – Aggie Opener

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A trio of Aggies, Jacob Perry, Jon Bishop, and Zephyr Seagraves, placed third, fourth, and fifth respectively.

On Aug, 31, 2018, Texas A&M’s cross country team hosted the Aggie Opener.  The meet included Houston, Stephen F. Austin, UT Rio Grande Valley and UT San Antonio.  The cross country team will be back in action Saturday, Sept. 22 for the Aggie Invitational.

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  • Juniors Ashley Driscoll (left) and Kelsie Warren (right) finished second and third respectively in the Women’s 4.1 K.

  • A pair of Aggies, Jon Bishop and Zephyr Seagraves, pace each other in the first lap of the 6 K race.

  • At the start of the Women’s 4.1 K, runners start to spread out from the group.

  • A group of Aggies follow closely behind the top three runners.

  • Runners from the Texas A&M Men’s Cross Country Team line up at the starting line of the 6 K race.

  • Junior Brandt Preston checks behind him in order to pace himself as the 6 K races begins.

  • As the 6 K race starts, the group of runners starts dense, but begins to spread out.

  • Senior Valarie Bradley (foreground) was one of six Aggies to finish in the top ten.

  • Houston was one of four schools (all from Texas) to compete against Texas A&M in the Aggie Opener.

  • The Texas A&M Men’s Cross Country team huddle up before the start of the race.

  • Freshman Harrison Tillman stays in front of a pair of competing runners.

  • An official signals the start of the Men’s 6 K race.

  • Freshman Sarah Pia makes the final turn in the 4.1 K course.

  • Senior Jacob Perry approaches the finish line, eventually placing third (the best among all Aggies).

  • Senior Lizette Chapa crosses the finish line to finish sixth in the Women’s 4.1 K race.

  • Spectators line up along the fence to view the runners approaching the finish line.

  • Senior Kaitlin Tanner finished 28th in the 4.1 K race.

  • Junior Kelsie Warren makes her way to the finish line to eventually place third in the meet.

  • Senior Zach Martin is seen here outlined against the greenery of the cross country course.

  • The Texas A&M Cross Country course is being lit by a Summer evening sunset.

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