Women place two in the top five in season-opener
Bulldogs open season with seventh place finish
Cross Country opens season at 8:40 a.m. Saturday
Ashton, Stringer represent one-third of league's all-academic team
Tor Gach leads the way
Conference USA Cross Country Championships
High School:Graduated from Waimea College in 2011 ... Lettered in cross country, rugby and track and field ... Finished fifth in the New Zealand Secondary Schools Cross Country meet in 2011 ... Placed second in the 1,500m at the New Zealand National Championships ... Finished first in the 1,500m and the 3,000m at the South Island Secondary School Championships ... Recorded top times of 3:59 in the 1,500m and 8:50 in the 3,000m ... Set three records at his high school ... Coached by Greg Laughtenslager.
Personal:Thomas Stringer ... Son of Chris and Shireen Stringer ... Born on Sept. 16, 1993 in Aukland, New Zealand ... Has two younger siblings: Kaitlyn and Michael ... Chose Louisiana Tech over Drake.