By: Sutton Sinclair
On October 8th Lincoln’s Men’s Cross Country team competed in the HBCU Challenge in Cary, North Carolina, taking 6th place overall as well as finishing 3rd amongst the CIAA. The Men’s team finished with an average time of 30:41 acquiring a total of 182 points. The Lions were led by freshman Isaiah Thomas who finished with a final running time of 28:09, setting a new personal best. The team carried that momentum a week later matching up against rival Cheyney University on October 12th. Thomas, who led them to yet another win, commented on his team’s performance and his future hopes;
“I feel as though my team and I are prepared for the CIAA championship. We have been working hard all year. Our times have been dropping consistently as a team each week.”
When asked further questions about competing in a conference championship, Thomas responded;
“I have teammates that I believe in and [I] believe they will get the job done and not only get on the podium, but have a chance to win it. There are no limits to how far we can go as a team.”
The Lions’ success has not gone unnoticed. The team is pretty impressive considering more than half the team is made up of freshmen who exceed what is expected of them. If the team continues to perform at such a high level, then the sky is the limit. The men’s track team at Lincoln University has high hopes and plans to bring the winning attitude and positive energy back to Lincoln athletics that has been missing for quite some time. The Lions plan to maintain their performance and stay ‘riding the hot streak’ as they go off to conference play.