LA Tech XC Wraps up NCAA South Central Regional

Nov. 11, 2016

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Louisiana Tech's cross country teams closed out today's NCAA South Central Regional Championship with Manoah Kiptum leading the way representing the Bulldogs at Agri Park in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Kiptum placed inside the top 30 in Fayetteville, while Kacie Kaufman once again led the way on the women's side to close out the regionals, which were hosted by the Arkansas Razorbacks.

"Our student-athletes gained valuable experience competing in the NCAA Regional Championship today," head coach Gary Stanley said. "Manoah Kiptum barely missed the NCAA All-Regional squad by three spots, so that was nice to see."

Kiptum, a sophomore from Eldoret, Kenya, closed out the day as LA Tech's top finisher on the men's side for the sixth time this season. Kiptum finished the day in 28th place out of more than 140 runners with a time of 31:22.0 in the 10,000-meter race. Freshman Austin Ballow also competed on the men's side and finished with a final time of 33:42.6 to finish just outside the top 100 at No. 105 in the competition.

For the women, Kaufman closed out the season by also leading the way for the Lady Techsters for the sixth time this season. Kaufman, a sophomore from Loveland, Colorado, finished 115th with a time of 24:04.5 in the women's 6,000-meter race, while sophomore Elia Nera closed out the day right behind Kaufman with a final time of 24:23.2 to place 124th on the day.

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