#TCCXC: Eagles set to host expanded invitational on Saturday

Photo courtesy of Valdosta State University
Photo courtesy of Valdosta State University

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (October 18, 2018) – Tallahassee Community College's cross country teams will end a six-week hiatus on Saturday morning by hosting the inaugural TCC Eagle Invite at Apalachee Regional Park. 

The Eagles' mid-season break was extended by one week after Hurricane Michael forced the postponement of the FSU Invitational. The Seminoles' annual event includes a high school meet that serves as a course preview for next month's FHSAA State Cross Country Championships. 

The TCC Eagle Invite, originally slated for Friday evening, was pushed back to Saturday morning a couple of weeks ago. In the hurricane's aftermath, that decision, combined with FSU's cancellation, prompted head coach Gary Droze to add a pair of high school races on the famed ARP course. 

The Tallahassee men will run the 5K course at 8:15 a.m. At 8:45 a.m., Tallahassee and Florida Gateway College's women will compete in a dual meet. 

At 9:15 a.m., the high school boys will run a 5K followed by the high school girls at 9:45 a.m.

Participating Teams (as of October 18)


  • Florida Gateway College (W)
  • Florida State University Running Club (M/W)
  • Tallahassee Community College (M/W)

High School

  • Cairo HS (B/G)
  • Chiles HS (B/G)
  • Florida High (B/G)
  • Gadsden County HS (B/G)
  • Godby HS (B/G)
  • Jefferson County Middle/HS (B/G)
  • Lincoln HS (B/G)
  • St. Johns Paul II Catholic HS (B/G)