Killian, Ballow Set to Compete at NCAA Regionals

Nov. 9, 2017

RUSTON, La. - Two members of Louisiana Tech’s cross country team are set to compete in the NCAA South Central Regional Championships this weekend, which will be hosted by Texas A&M on Friday, Nov. 10 at Dale Watts Cross Country course in College Station, Texas.

A pair of underclassmen in sophomore Austin Ballow and redshirt freshman Conner Killian will represent the Bulldogs at this year’s NCAA South Central Regional championships

The men’s 10,000m race is set to begin at 10:15 a.m. Friday morning with the top four individual finishers will advance to the national meet.

Killian, who was named to the 2017 C-USA All-Academic Team on Thursday, recorded three top 10 finishes in his first season competing for the Bulldogs, while he has also been Louisiana Tech’s top finisher twice in five races. A native of Metairie, Louisiana, Killian also recorded a pair of top five finishes over the course of the 2017 cross country season.

Ballow, a sophomore for the Bulldogs, will compete in his second NCAA South Central Regional championship on Friday after racing in Fayetteville, Arkansas, as a freshman last season. Ballow enters Friday’s championships after competing in five races this season where he was LA Tech’s top finisher on three occasions. Ballow has also finished in the top 20 three times in 2017, including two top 10 finishes during his sophomore campaign.

Live results will be available for the NCAA South Central Region Championship and can be accessed at

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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