Nov. 1, 1997
Texas Tech Men's Cross Country 11th at Big 12 Meet
STILLWATER, Okla. - Texas Tech's women's cross country team claimed fifth place while the men finished 11th at the 1997 Big 12 Conference Cross Country Championships today in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The women's finish ties for the best conference performance in the squad's history. The meet, hosted by Oklahoma State University, saw Colorado sweep the men's and women's team competition on the OSU Cross Country Course.
For the Red Raider women's squad, junior Evette Turner paced the pack, finishing seventh in the 5K with a time of 17 minutes, 59 seconds. Also crossing the line among the top 15 was sophomore Leigh Daniel in 11th place. Daniel completed the course in a time of 18:01. Other Texas Tech finishers include sophomore Kristen Koppes (20th) in 18:29, and sophomore Dawn Charlier (33rd) in 18:58. The team finished fifth with 121 points. The women's individual race was won by Erin Windler, from Missouri, finishing with a time of 17:29. The number two through five spots were claimed by runners from Colorado, helping the unit to the women's team title with 23 points.
The Texas Tech men moved up a notch from last year, finishing 11th with 338 points, just ahead of Oklahoma. Sophomore Daivd Leigh was the Red Raider's top finisher, traversing the 8K course in 27:19 for the 59th position. Freshman Scott Rackers was Tech's second runner, running in 27:28 for 65th. Colorado also earned the men's team title, finishing four runners among the top 10. Adam Goucher, from Colorado, claimed the men's individual title, setting a new course record with a time of 23:25.
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