Kiptum Leads LA Tech Cross Country at C-USA Championships

Oct. 31, 2016

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Louisiana Tech's cross country teams wrapped up the 2016 Conference USA Championships this weekend with the men finishing seventh overall and women coming in 12th at Frank Liske Park in Charlotte.

Sophomore Manoah Kiptum continued to impress on the men's side with a 12th place finish individually to lead the way for LA Tech with a time of 24:54.8 in the 8k race, which marks the fifth time this season the sophomore has led the Bulldogs. Kiptum's performance earned the sophomore second team All-Conference USA honors.

Freshman Austin Ballow also finished in the top 50 Saturday with a time of 26:22.1 to finish 40th overall, while senior Logan Pearce placed 47th with a final time of 26:51.0 on the day. As a whole, the Bulldogs posted an average time of 26:42.4 in the 8k race to finish seventh out of 11 teams competing.

For the women, sophomore Kacie Kaufman once again led the way for the Lady Techsters for the fifth time this season with a time of 19:31.9 in the 5k race to place 61st out of 99 runners. Overall on the women's side, the Lady Techsters finished 12th with an average time of 20:56.12 on Saturday.

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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