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Clayton State head men’s and women’s cross country coach Mike Mead announced the program’s fall schedule, which includes three races.

The Lakers will stay in-state for all three events beginning Oct. 10 in Carrollton with the Coach Gary Wilson Invitational, hosted by the University of West Georgia.

“We are heading into our strangest cross country season of my 26 years here at Clayton State,” said Mead. “It is tough to intensively train during a pandemic with nothing much on the line since the NCAA cancelled fall championships. Our men and women are anxious to compete, but we are going with a short season in hopes of improving our standing within the Peach Belt Conference at our championship meet in November.”

Clayton State then will take the next two weekends off before returning to the course for the Peach Belt XC Preview on Oct. 31 hosted at the University of North Georgia’s Gainesville Campus in Oakwood. The Lakers will get a chance to run that course again for the conference championship race two weeks later (Nov. 14).

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