After a two-week break in action, LSU’s men’s and women’s cross country teams are back in College Station, Texas, to compete in the NCAA South Central Regional on Friday morning at Dale Watts Course.

The women kick off their 6-kilometer race at 9:15 a.m., and the men will follow with a 10K at 10:15 a.m.

“We want to end the season on a high note," coach Mark Rinker said. "The athletes are ready to race hard and compete.”

Junior Dajour Braxton finished in 11th place in the regional meet a season ago, one at-large spot shy of qualifying as an individual for the NCAA Championships.

Freshman Eric Coston finished a team-best 34th in the Southeastern Conference race.

On the women’s side, junior Ersula Farrow paced the women’s team in the SEC Championships with a 65th-place finish and has been the first Lady Tiger to finish in each of the past five races.

Fellow juniors Hannah Bourque and Erika Lewis have combined for 10 top-three team finishes this season

“For the women, if we get out and put ourselves in position, I believe that Ersula, Erika and Hannah can have great races to lead the ladies,” Rinker said.

The top two teams and the top four individuals not among the top two teams earn an automatic spot in the NCAA Championships on Nov. 18 in Louisville, Kentucky.


TIGERS FACE WINLESS BULLDOGS: The LSU volleyball team faces Mississippi State at 3 p.m. Friday in the Newell-Grissom Building.

The Bulldogs (9-19, 0-13 SEC) lost in four sets to Ole Miss this week, marking the first time they've won a set since Sept. 24. LSU (17-7, 8-5) leads the series between the teams 57-9.