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

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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.

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“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

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