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Sam Worley’s All-American run leads Texas to best NCAA cross country finish since 2013

TERRE HAUTE, In. — Saturday was a typical November day in the midwest for the NCAA cross country championships, with temperatures in the mid-30s that felt even colder with consistent rain that soaked the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course until it resembled a mud pit. No, the … Read More

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Texas competes at NCAA Cross-Country Championships

Texas runner Sam Worley finished 27th at the NCAA Cross-Country Championships, highlighting the men’s day at the event in Terre Haute, Ind. on Saturday. Worly finished the 10,000 meters in 31 minutes, 12.4 seconds. Teammate John Rice finished in 31:50.0 for 83rd place. Edwin Kurgat of Iowa State won the … Read More

Texas cross-country teams place second, third at ‘bittersweet’ Big 12 Championships

WACO — A banner day at Cottonwood Creek Golf Course saw the University of Texas women’s cross-country team run to its best Big 12 Championships finish since 2011, but runner-up honors were bittersweet as the Longhorns were just two points shy of capturing their first conference title. Read More

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Cross-country teams finish in first and second at Chile Pepper Festival

Sam Worley and Destiny Collins helped the Longhorns finish first and second at the Chile Pepper Cross-Country Festival in Fayetteville, Ark. on Saturday. Worley led the Longhorns to their team championship as he finished seventh individually. He finished the 8,000-meter race in 23 minutes, 59.4 seconds. Collins also finished in … Read More

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Texas cross-country teams take seventh place at Bill Dellinger Invitational

The Texas men’s and women’s cross-country teams each finished seventh at the Bill Dellinger Invitational in Springfield, Ore. on Saturday. Sam Worley had the men’s top finish in the 8,000-meter race, clocking a time of 23 minutes, 50.9 seconds for 11th place. John Rice finished in 24:15.8 with Haftu Knight … Read More

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Texas women’s cross-country team dominates Concordia Classic

The Texas women’s cross-country team took the top five individual spots at the Concordia Classic in Round Rock on Friday. Aaliya Fazel finished the 6K course in 23 minutes, 14.6 seconds to earn medalist honors. Halena Rahmaan finished in 23:47.3 while Zoe Hunter clocked a time of 23:47.5. Jennelle Jaeger-Darakjy … Read More

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Texas cross-country dominates Texas Invitational

The Texas men and women dominated cross-country competition at the Texas Invitational in Round Rock on Friday. The women took the top 15 places in the 5K while the men took the first nine places in the same distance event. Haftu Knight took the top spot for the men with … Read More

As cross-country season ends, Texas’ Destiny Collins chases her All-American dream

Ask Destiny Collins how many miles she’s run in her lifetime and it may take a few seconds to get a response. Collins, who’s been a competitive runner since middle school, knows she’s covered more miles with her feet than with her car. To be fair, though, the grey Hyundai … Read More

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Longhorns cross-country teams advance to NCAA Championships

The men’s and women’s teams both qualified for the NCAA Championships by taking second place at the NCAA South Central Regional meet Friday in College Station. The men finished with 76 points, trailing Arkansas’ 59. The women recorded 99 points, also behind Arkansas, which had 21. John Rice was sixth … Read More

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Four Longhorns cross-country runners take All-Big 12 honors

The Longhorns cross-country teams competed in the Big 12 Championships on Friday, with the men taking third place and the women fifth. Destiny Collins took fourth in the women’s 6K to earn All-Big 12 honors. She finished the race in 20 minutes, 06.7 seconds for a season-best time. “I was … Read More

Back from battling cancer, Texas runner Meghan Lloyd is ‘moving forward’

Earlier this month, the NCAA asked athletes to take to Twitter to reveal their off-field attributes and achievements. Texas football player Chris Nelson, for example, used the #NCAAInclusion hashtag to discuss being the first member of his family to graduate from college. UT golfer Kaitlyn Papp wrote … Read More