SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Lander men's and women's cross country teams will return to action this weekend at the Upstate Invite at the Milliken Research Center on Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m.
• Catey Rithianos was the top finisher for the Lander women's cross country team at last year's Upstate Invite, finishing with a time of 21:59.
• The Lander men did not compete at last year's event.
• Fergus O'Rourke led the men's team to a fifth-place finish at the Jaguar Invitational with a time of 29:49.
• The Bearcat men finished ahead of Francis Marion last weekend, the first time Lander has beaten a fellow Peach Belt Conference program since bringing back the cross country programs last year.
• Sarah Trotter finished with the top time for the women's team at the Jaguar Invitational, clocking in at 23:53.