Just read an interesting article in the Daily Pennsylvanian in their HepsXC preview.
The men are aiming for the team title, but it seems like they are trying to be realistic in their chances...
"And there isnâ€™t much margin for error, even for a menâ€™s team that has recently broken onto the national stage.
â€œWe need me and Nick [Tuck] ... to finish in the top five,â€ Awad said. â€œAnd then we need our [fourth and fifth finishers] to really run well.â€
Adding to the intrigue surrounding the menâ€™s team is the physical condition of Awad, who admits to having had an inconsistent fall in terms of training. Regardless, he will need to step up with his best race of the season this weekend to give the Red and Blue a shot at the title."
Article - http://www.thedp.com/article/2015/10/penn-cross-country-heptagonals-2015-preview
Awad's health is going to be a major factor in the team's success on Friday. I just hope it is an "up" day for him. I read on his blog on how drained he was from a long outdoor season - I wonder if that is why his season has been subpar compared to last year.