LA Tech XC Wraps Up 2017 C-USA Championship

Oct. 28, 2017

CLINTON, Miss. - The Louisiana Tech men’s and women’s cross country teams wrapped up the 2017 Conference USA Cross Country Championships on Saturday morning with the Bulldogs placing eighth and the Lady Techsters finishing 12th on the day.

LA Tech’s men competed in the 8k race and finished eighth as a team on Saturday morning with an average time of 26:31.05, while Middle Tennessee took home the title on the title on the men’s side.

Sophomore Austin Ballow led the way for Louisiana Tech with a time of 25:58.54, while freshmen Conner Killian and Mason Youberg also finished close behind among the top 50 runners on the day with final times of 26:04.11 and 26:38.93, respectively. Drake Heinz, Cameron Farris, Nathan Bolner, John Barham and Noah Elder each finished just outside the top 50 for the race.

As a team, the Lady Techsters finished the 5k course in 12th place with an average time of 20:29.64 on Saturday morning. Individually, Louisiana Tech’s women were led by Kacie Kaufman recorded a top 50 finish with a time of 18:53.95 in the 5k race. Elia Nero finished the course with a time of 19:13.09, while Quinci Middlebrooks, Brianna Hood, Ashley Wingerter and Hayley Berg each finished in the top 100.



For complete coverage of Louisiana Tech Cross Country and Track & Field, please follow @LATechTFXC on Twitter or visit the official home of Louisiana Tech Athletics at


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