Cross Country Competes in Notre Dame Cross Country Invitational

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (Oct. 6)- The University of Houston cross country team continued its rigorous schedule as they traveled to compete at the Notre Dame Cross Country Invitational in South Bend, Ind. on Friday. The UH men's team finished 21st with a score of 570 points, while the women's team finished in 23rd place with 618 points.

For the men, Stanford dominated the field as they won the meet with 23 points. Arizona finished second 116 points, while the host school was third with 135 points. Houston finished 21st behind Conference USA rival Cincinnati, which scored 514 points. The Cougars were paced by junior Mike Olague, who finished 77th overall with a time of 25:34 in the race. Freshman Jared Kuntz was Houston's next best finisher as he was 115th overall with a time of 26:10.

In the women's competition, Stanford once again emerged victorious as they finished on top with 35 points. Michigan finished second with 143 points, and Arizona finished third with 145 points. Junior Monica Reyna led the way for the Cougars finishing 84th in the meet in 18:38. Also for Houston, sophomore Julie Perez finished 112th with a time of 18:53.

Houston travels to College Station next Friday, October 13, where the Cougars will compete in the Texas A&M Invitational. This meet will be Houston's last before they travel to compete at the Conference USA Championships on Saturday, October 28 in Saint Louis, Mo.



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