Texas runner Destiny Collins (right) and Lakeisha Warner of Clemson compete in the 3,200-meter relay during the Texas Relays at Myers Stadium on April 1, 2017. [Jay Janner/American-Statesman]

Cross-country team sweeps Texas Invitational

Posted September 14th, 2017


The Longhorns cross-country team swept two events at the Texas Invitational at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock Thursday.

Destiny Collins won the women’s 4,000-meter event with a time of 13 minutes, 42.60 seconds. She bested Nokuthula Dlamini of Texas Tech by more than 30 seconds.

The victory was Collins’ second in as many races.


“I’m feeling really good, I think it’s going to be a really good season,” Collins said in a UT press release. “I think we have a little work to do but I think that we’re going to do really well come the end of the season.”

Two other Longhorns finished in the top four. Abby Guidry finished in 14:16.92 while Alex Cruz took fourth in 14:19.38.

The men dominated the 6,000-meter race as they took the top five positions. Alex Rogers won in 18:30.92, just .05 ahead of teammate Connor O’Neill.

Sam Worley was close behind in third place with a time of 18:31.01. Charles Mills took fourth in 18:37.64 while John Rice finished in 18:39.42.

Old Settlers Park will also hold the Big 12 Championship in October.

Texas Invitational Team Scores

Women (4k)
1 Texas, 23
2 Texas Tech, 56
3 TCU, 57
4 UTSA, 112
5 Prairie View A&M, 164
6 Ouachita Baptist, 174
7 Texas Southern, 212

Men (6k)
1 Texas, 15
2 Texas Tech, 50
3 UTSA, 84
4 TCU, 128
5 Prairie View A&M, 134