Nov. 12, 2011
Waco, Texas - The Rice men's cross country squad placed sixth at the NCAA South Central Regional held Saturday morning at Cottonwood Creek Golf Course.
The Owls scored 202 points, just behind fifth place UTSA (196) and ahead of Houston (214). Texas won the team title with 40 points, while Texas A&M finished second with 56 to earn the two automatic bids for the NCAA Championship in Terre Haute, Ind.
The Aggies' Henry Lelei won the 10k event with a time of 30:09.4. Arkansas' Eric Fernandez was second at 30:18.0. Matt Carey led the Owls with a time of 31:57.3 in finishing 32nd. Senior Michael Trejo was the second Owl to finish as he concluded his CC career with 37th place time of 32:06.5.
"We changed are strategy for this meet and it worked out pretty well," commented Rice head coach Jon Warren. "To finish in the top six in this region is a great accomplishment and within our goals that we set at the start of the season. The team ran smart and we had a tight pack from start to finish. Matt Carey had his best race of the year and Michael Trejo ended his cross country career on a high note."
1 40 Texas
2 56 Texas A&M
3 65 Arkansas
4 93 Lamar
5 196 UTSA
6 202 Rice
7 214 Houston
8 253 Stephen F. Austin
9 255 Texas A&M-CC
9 255 Arkansas-Little Rock
11 298 Texas-Pan American
12 339 Baylor
13 353 LSU
14 365 McNeese State
15 413 Houston Baptist
16 443 North Texas
17 483 Tulane
Firth Places 18th at NCAA South Central Regional
11/13/2015 - Rice redshirt senior Will Firth closed out his cross country career with an 18th place finish at Friday’s NCAA South Central Regional...
Sagel Named to C-USA Cross Country All-Academic...
11/13/2015 - Rice redshirt junior was selected to the C-USA Men’s Cross Country All-Academic Team, the league office announced on Friday.
Cross Country Teams to Compete at NCAA South...
11/12/2015 - The Rice Owls cross country teams will begin NCAA Championship competition at the South Central Regional, hosted by Texas A&M, on Friday morning.
Men's Cross Country Places Fourth at C-USA...
10/31/2015 - Rice senior Will Firth earned Second-Team All-Conference honors with an eighth place finish and the Owls men’s cross country team placed...
Cross Country Teams Primed for C-USA Championships
10/30/2015 - The Rice men's and women's cross country teams will be vying for a league title this weekend at the 2015 Conference USA Championships, which will...
Firth Places 11th at Pre-Nationals
10/17/2015 - Rice redshirt senior Will Firth placed 11th individually and the Owls finished 14th overall as a team at Saturday’s Pre-National meet hosted ...
Women Place Second, Men Fifth at Rim Rock Classic
10/03/2015 - Rice junior Cali Roper placed second overall while sophomore Elsa Racasan finished third to help lead the Owls' women's cross country team to a...
Women's Cross Country Wins Rice Invitational;...
09/11/2015 - Marco Ruiz led Rice to a seventh-place finish at the season-opening Rice Invitational.
- Top Videos /
- Online Store