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Golden Eagle runners prepared for Commodore Classic


COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Tech men's and women's cross country teams will be in Nashville Saturday morning to compete in Vanderbilt's annual Commodore Classic. The races will be held at Percy Warner Park.

The men's 8K race starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday with the women's 5K race set for 10 a.m.

The Golden Eagles opened the 2013 season two weeks ago at the Western Carolina Invitatinal, with the women placing eighth. The team's veterans led the way, paced by senior Rebecca Cline in 29th place overall. She was followed by Meghan O'Donoghue in 49th, Yeshi Dohrman 55th, Peri Winborne 62nd and Amelia McCoy in 68th place.

The Golden Eagle men's team placed sixth at WCU, with senior John Greene leading the way with a 29th place finish overall. He was followed by junior Sterling Sharp in 36th place, followed by three freshmen. Brennan Huber placed 43rd in his Golden Eagle debut, with Daniel Williamson 54th place and Jordan Roth in the 58th position. Senior Matt Bishop wound up 61st overall ifollowed by freshman Sam Lariviere in 66th place.

Complete results of the two races will be posted on TTUsports.com when they become available.