GREENVILLE, SC (September 18, 2022) – The Claflin University men’s and women’s cross country teams returned to the course with some solid performances, Saturday morning. The Panthers and Lady Panthers turned in some great results and finishes against some of the top teams on the East coast.

The Panthers had a youth movement of their own in the men’s 5K run. Once again, freshman Reginald Gore led the team when he placed 42nd with an 18:00.70 to lead the team. Fellow freshman Jakarriez Sanders added a 45th placed finish with an 18:13.75. Senior Caleb Patterson placed 48th with a 18:27.42.

The Panthers will return to action, Friday, October 7th when the teams take part on the Queens (NC) Invitational. For more information on Lady Panthers and Panthers cross country, contact the Claflin University Office of Athletics Media Relations at (803) 535-5548 or log on to