The Foxes had to get up early and be ready to leave by 6:45 a.m. The weather looked to be nice and warm, which wasn’t really what the Foxes were hoping for. The Foxes have been a rough weather running team instead of a fair weather running team this year, with their best races coming during rainy weather. It was going to be another tough meet, but both teams knew what needed to be done to have a chance to advance.
The Lady Foxes would be the first to take to the SIU–Edwardsville Collegiate women’s 5k Cross Country course. As the race was getting ready to start the temperature was still rising which was not what Kaylee Chapman was hoping for. Kaylee’s breathing is much better when the weather is cool, which was evident last week at West Frankfort. The teams were required to be to the starting line at 15 minutes before the race started. As they were waiting to start the race it was apparent that everyone was nervous, especially Raegan Halley. Halley has had issues with not feeling great during the morning races and usually ends up puking at some point during the race. Raegan had tried a few different things before this race (READ MORE …)