Donning the red, white, and blue of Team USA, GRC’s own Frances Koons will compete in Edinburgh, Scotland on January 10th in the 2015 Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country race. Frances, whose running career has been marked with championship titles and stellar performances in high school, college, and post-collegiate competition, will compete for the United States for the first time, and is one of nine Americans entered in the senior women's championship race.
Jerry Alexander, coach of GRC, expects great things from his star. "Frances demonstrated at Clubs that she is in superb shape, and she took advantage of the holiday break from school to do some challenging workouts on her home turf at Lehigh, so she is as prepared as she could possibly be. International competition is uncharted territory for Frances, but she is extremely experienced at competing in high-pressure races, and I am certain that she will represent GRC and the USA with distinction on Saturday."
GRC wishes Frances and the other members of the national team all the best on Saturday. USATF.tv will webcast Bupa Great Edinburgh live on Saturday and will have video available On Demand post-race.