Cross Country Prepares for South Central Regional

Sophomore Anthony Coleman

Nov. 8, 2012

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.– The University of Houston men’s and women’s cross country teams will compete in the 2012 NCAA Division I South Central Regional Championship hosted by the University of Arkansas on Friday at Agri Park. The women are slated to run a 6K course at 11 a.m., while the men will take on a 10K course at 12:15 p.m.

The South Central Region is comprised of teams from a three-state range-Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas-and consists of programs from eight difference conferences including the Big 12, Conference USA, Great West, Southeastern Conference, Southland, Southwestern Athletic Conference, Sun Belt and Western Athletic Conference.

At last year’s regional, the men took home a seventh-place finish, while the women finished 17th.

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Sophomore Yonas Tesfai crossed the line first for the Cougar men as they finished sixth overall. Tesfai placed 11th with a time of 24:55.7, to receive Second Team All-Conference honors. Sophomore Anthony Coleman completed the 8K course in 25:45.4, notching a 26th-place finish for Houston. Freshman Nathan Pineda, who competed in his first conference race, recorded a time of 26:07.0, to finish 32nd overall.

On the women’s side, senior Kathryn Ducommun led the way as she placed 28th in the 5K race with a time of 18:07.6. Sophomore Taylor Beer notched a time of 18:37.1, to finish 41st overall. Junior transfer Chelsea Huebner placed 50th after a 18:58.6 performance.



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