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Tigers look to build off last season

23 October 2013 By Kati Day, Contributing Writer No Comments

Towson will return for another competitive season this winter after finishing sixth in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament last spring. Head Coach Roger Erricker, entering his 29th season, is optimistic for his team and hopes to capitalize on their accomplishments from last year.

“We had a good season,” Erricker said. “But we’re looking for better this year.”

The team had an impressive record-setting season last year that they hope to improve upon this season. Junior Elizabeth Tauber set a school record for the 5,000-meter run with a time of 17:19:19.

She also ran a 36:04.38 at the CAA meet in the 10,000-meter run to set the school record by over 13 seconds.

Erricker said he believes he has a good group of seniors this year, as well as a large incoming freshman class.

The Tigers welcome 18 freshman and two transfers for their upcoming season.

Senior Evan Campbell is on the rise after a successful performance last spring. Campbell brought home an individual championship in the CAA Tournament after jumping 5’5.25” in the high jump.

Campbell also helped set the school record for the 4×400 during the outdoor season along with teammates sophomore Kaitlyn Davis, junior Emily Wenger and senior Leslie Miles. The team completed the event in 3:46.98.

Erricker is hopeful that some of his team’s successes from this season’s cross country team will transfer over this winter.

“There are a couple of juniors who are having a very good cross country season so we’ll see how it goes on the track,” Erricker said.

The Tigers will open their season on the road at the Naval Academy on Dec. 3 in the Navy Lid Lifter.

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