GREENVILLE, NC (Sept. 11, 2021)  – The Claflin University men’s cross-country team opened the 2021 with some strong performances at the Furman Invitational 5K, Saturday morning. The team totaled 184 points in their first meet of the season and came away with some promising performances at the meet.

“The men’s team ran well. Sophomore Caleb Patterson and freshman Chandar Anderson both showed improvements over the last few weeks,” said Claflin cross country head coach Garon Jackson said following the meet. “I’m happy, but not satisfied with where we are right now. I can see the work and the results will always show improvement.”

Competing against some of the top teams in the southeast, the Panthers were able to put on some impressive performances at the meet. Sophomore Caleb Patterson led the way for the Panthers when he ran an 18:01.34 in the men’s 5K run while freshman Chandar Anderson came in with a 12.66.

The Panthers will return to action next Saturday when the team heads to Rock Hill, S.C. to take part in the Winthrop/Adidas Invitational.

Panther Results  
Name                                                    Time 
Caleb Patterson                                18:01.34
Chandar Anderson                          19:12.66
LeCarlos Watlington                        20:31.91
Clarence Smith, III                          20:41.87
Jaden Henderson                             21:31.75