Brown Leads Tech at SBC Cross Country Championships

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 28) - Louisiana Tech junior Brandon Brown finished 12th to lead the Bulldogs to a fifth place finish at the Sun Belt Conference Cross Country Championships in Little Rock Saturday.

Brown, who has paced the Tech men all fall, completed the 8,000-meter event with a time of 26:30. Andrew Bipella finished 27th with a time of 27:22, while Chris Anderson was 30th at 27:31.

Other Bulldog competitors were Sam Navarro in 31st (27:34), Karl Stavenberg in 32nd (27:36), Kyle Odom in 39th (28:03) and Matt Carroll in 54th (28:47).

A total of 79 men's competitors competed in the championship.

The Bulldogs finished with a team total of 132. North Texas captured the men's championship with 56 points, while Western Kentucky (66), Arkansas-Little Rock (119) and Middle Tennessee (121) all finished ahead of Tech.

On the women's side, Jessalyn Adams placed 58th to pace the Lady Techsters, who finished 11th among the 12 teams. Adams finished the 5,000-meter run with a time of 21:40.

Other Lady Techster finishers were Julie Richardson in 60th place (21:45), Lisa Graves in 61st (21:46), Angela Ryder in 67th (22:04), Brooke Sims in 69th (23:16), Michelle Leim Kohler in 72nd (23:33) and Melissa Trahan in 73rd (24:02).

A total of 79 student-athletes competed on the women's side.

New Orleans captured the women's championships with a team total of 31, while Western Kentucky and Arkansas-Little Rock finished second and third.

Men's 8,000 Meter Championship

Place  School  Pts  Finishers
North Texas  56  8 9 10 13 16 18 20
Western Kentucky  66  5 7 11 17 26 42 59
Arkansas-Little Rock  119  3 15 22 23 56 68
Middle Tennessee  121  1 14 21 37 48 52 70
Louisiana Tech  132  12 27 30 31 32 39 54
Florida International  148  24 28 29 33 34 41 62
South Alabama  193  2 6 53 65 67
Louisiana-Lafayette  216  25 36 43 55 57 63 69
New Mexico State  225  38 40 46 50 51 58 61
10  Denver  228  19 35 44 64 66 74 77
11  Arkansas State  230  4 45 49 60 72
12  New Orleans  342  47 71 73 75 76 78 79


Women's 5,000 Meter Championship

Place  School  Pts  Finishers
1 New Orleans  31  1 4 6 7 13 75
2 Western Kentucky  68  2 3 17 20 26 33 42
3 Arkansas-Little Rock  71  8 10 16 18 19 27 30
4 New Mexico State  106  9 21 23 25 28 31 44
5 South Alabama  147  5 12 37 46 47 65
6 North Texas  165  14 15 34 49 53 57
7 Florida International  168  11 29 38 39 51 62 66
8 Louisiana-Lafayette  181  22 24 40 43 52 54 55
9 Denver  203  32 35 41 45 50 63 71
10 Arkansas State  277  36 48 59 64 70 76
11 Louisiana Tech  315  58 60 61 67 69 72 73
12 Middle Tennessee  353  56 68 74 77 78 79

 

 

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