Sept. 14, 2012
Rice men's cross country finished second, finishing only behind 14th-ranked Texas A&M, in the 37th Annual Justin F. Cooper Memorial Rice Invitational Meet on Friday at the Rice Intramural Fields. John Cavallo finished fourth for the Owls.
"We are very excited about how this meet went," said Rice Head Coach Jon Warren. "We hosted one of the best meets in the region, and we were able to put together a strong showing on our home turf."
Cavallo ran a 16:57 and finished fourth in the meet. Will Firth posted a top-10 finish for the Owls, running a 17:03, good for 7th place.
The Owls, ranked fifth in the South Central Region, finished ahead of sixth-ranked Texas A&M Corpus Christi, seventh-ranked McNeese State, ninth-ranked Stephen F. Austin, tenth-ranked Houston and 15th-ranked Houston Baptist.
Rice also participated in a double-dual, and fell one point short of Texas A&M Corpus Christi, 28-27.
Place TmPl No. Name Yr School Time
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4 4 756 John Cavallo JR Rice 16:57
7 7 760 Will Firth SO Rice 17:03
25 21 763 James Llamas SR Rice 17:30
31 26 764 Travis Roberts JR Rice 17:38
33 27 759 Meron Fessahaie FR Rice 17:40
57 43 755 Matt Carey SR Rice 18:03
67 47 758 Wyatt Doop JR Rice 18:15
71 765 Tony Urbanelli JR Rice 18:22
80 761 Henry Giles FR Rice 18:36
103 762 Anthony Lauriello JR Rice 19:02
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