Cowboy Cross Country Team Battles Inconsitent Day, Finishes 23rd in Nuttycombe Invitational
From the desk of Sean O'Sullivan/Wyoming Athletic Department
Madison, Wis. – The Wyoming men’s cross country team went up against a tough field at the Wisconsin-hosted Nuttycombe Invitational, placing 23rd in the eight-kilometer race with 596 points. The Cowboys finished ahead No. 12 ranked Syracuse which placed 24.
“We had a few guys who had bad days for different reasons, but we also had a few guys who stepped up and ran really well,” said head coach Scott Dahlberg. “As a team, we were looking for a better place, and in a field of that quality, a rough day shows up bigger.”
Senior Harry Ewing was Wyoming’s top finisher with a time of 24:24.2 to place 65overall. It’s the third time in his career that Ewing was Wyoming’s top finisher, and the first since the Mountain West Championships in 2017 when he finished 26 overall.
Senior Christopher Henry placed 107 overall with a time of 14:38.3, while fellow senior Daniel Hintz placed 120 with a time of 24:44.2. Senior Paul Roberts crossed the line in 24:49.4 to finish 129, while redshirt freshman Albert Steiner placed 173 in 25:06.9 to round out Wyoming’s scorers.
Additionally, junior Jerald Taylor placed 194 with a time of 25:23.6, while redshirt freshman Blake Hubert was 220 with a time of 26:07.9.
Overall, Iowa State’s Edwin Kurgat won the individual title with a time of 23:29.4, while three-time defending national champion Northern Arizona placed first as a team with 59 points.
The Cowboys are back in action Friday, Nov. 1, at the Mountain West Championships in Logan, Utah.
Friday, Oct. 18, 2019
Thomas Zimmer Course (8k)
23. Wyoming – 596 points
65. Harry Ewing – 24:24.2
107. Christopher Henry – 14:38.3
120. Daniel Hintz – 24:44.2
129. Paul Roberts – 24:49.4
173. Albert Steiner – 25:06.9
194. Jerald Taylor – 25:23.6
220. Blake Hubert – 26:07.9