Texas runners Sam Worley, Connor O'Neill and Alex Rogers cross the finish line together at the Texas Invitational on Sept. 14. (Texas athletics photo)

Collins and Pickle lead cross-country team at NCAA Championships

Posted November 18th, 2017

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The Texas men finished in 30th place and the women finished 31st at the cross-country NCAA Championships in Louisville, Ky., on Saturday.

Inclement weather pushed the start times up by almost two hours.

“In this meet, you’ve got to step in it, and we never really stepped in it,” coach Brad Herbster said. “We didn’t have it today. We really have to do better in these races, perform where we need to perform and execute the way we have all season.”

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Destiny Collins finished the women’s 6,000-meter race in 20 minutes, 58.19 seconds while taking 134th place. Alex Cruz was the next best Longhorns finisher with a time of 21:21.47. She took 181st place.

For the men, Jacob Pickle finished the 10,000 meters in 101st place with a time of 30:54.41. Alex Rogers was close behind with a time of 30:57.45 for 128th place.

Texas Individual Results

Place: Name (points), Time
Women
134: Destiny Collins (104), 20:58.19
181: Alex Cruz (145), 21:21.47
207: Abby Guidry (171), 21:42.55
216: Meghan Lloyd (179), 21:47.68
227: Abigail Hirst (189), 21:55.56
230: Mary Beth Hamilton, 22:01.98
251: Jordan Welborn, 23:04.79

Men
120: Jacob Pickle (101), 30:54.41
128: Alex Rogers (109), 30:57.45
203: Connor O’Neill (174), 31:40.52
213: John Rice (183), 31:50.14
228: Eric Kroon (192), 32:06.73
239: Garek Bielaczyc, 32:34.62
—- Charles Mills, DNF

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