SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Lander men's and women's cross country teams open their 2018 campaigns on Friday night at the Eye Opener Invitational in Spartanburg, SC at 6:30 p.m. The women's 5K race and the men's 8K race will be held at the Roger Milliken Center.
• Allie Reynolds led the women at last year's Eye Opener Invitational with a time of 24:07
• The Lander men finished fifth at last year's event.
• The men's team was chosen seventh in the preseason Peach Belt Conference coaches poll, while the women were picked to finish 10th in the league.
• Head coach Kevin Scola returns for his second season as the head coach of both programs.
• Lander's next event will be the Jaguar Invitational on Sept. 15 in Augusta, Ga.