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Night time in Lubbock: Men and women’s cross country teams compete at Texas Tech Open

Courtesy of ORU Media Relations
Courtesy of ORU Media Relations

ORU’s cross country teams hit the road and rolled down to Lubbock, Texas this past weekend to compete in the Texas Tech Open.

The meet was a night meet, which is out of the ordinary for the Golden Eagles.

Once again, Samantha Watson took the highest finish for ORU, placing third overall. Watson posted a time of 19:11.44, finishing less than 6 seconds behind first place. Abby Hoover was the next to finish, crossing the tape at 20:49.69. The girls finished with tenth overall.

Jonathan Harper finished highest of the ORU men, getting it done with a time of 27:06.34. Harper placed twelfth overall in the ORU men’s first 8k race this year. David Batchelder was the next Golden Eagle to finish with a time of 27:52.25. Overall, the men’s team finished 5th at the Texas Tech Open.

ORU Cross Country’s next meet will be on September 28th at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

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