West Windsor, N.J. – When the adrenaline starts pumping, runners have been known to post their best times. That's just what Head Coach Erin Cahill is expecting from members of the Mercer County Community College women's cross country team, who will represent the college at the National Junior College Athletic Association Championship on Saturday, Nov. 9. The 5k race takes place at Lakeside Municipal Golf Course in Fort Dodge, IA, starting at noon, central time. Iowa Central Community College is the meet's host.
According to Cahill, the Vikings have been working hard and have shown signficant improvement all season. “My goal is for our runners to go out and run their best times of the year. A championship race like this is a great opportunity to do that since there will be so many other competitors around them to help push the pace.”
Cahill also has ambitious goals for the team as a whole. First, she is hoping for a finish in the top 25, which would be a true affirmation for a program that began just four years ago.