Madison, Wis. (October 18, 2019) – The Wyoming men’s cross country team went up against a tough field at the Wisconsin-hosted Nuttycombe Invitational, and placed 23rd as a team with 596 points following the eight-kilometer race. The Cowboys finished ahead of one nationally-ranked team, the No. 12 Syracuse squad which placed 24th.
“We had a few guys who had bad days for different reasons, but we also had a few guys who stepped up and ran really well,” said head coach Scott Dahlberg. “As a team, we were looking for a better place, and in a field of that quality, a rough day shows up bigger.”
Senior Harry Ewing was Wyoming’s top finisher with a time of 24:24.2 to place 65th overall. It’s the third time in his career that Ewing was Wyoming’s top finisher, and the first since the Mountain West Championships in 2017 when he finished 26th overall.
Senior Christopher Henry placed 107th overall with a time of 14:38.3, while fellow senior Daniel Hintz placed 120th with a time of 24:44.2. Senior Paul Roberts crossed the line in 24:49.4 to finish 129th, while redshirt freshman Albert Steiner placed 173rd in 25:06.9 to round out Wyoming’s scorers.
Additionally, junior Jerald Taylor placed 194th with a time of 25:23.6, while redshirt freshman Blake Hubert was 220th with a time of 26:07.9.
Overall, Iowa State’s Edwin Kurgat won the individual title with a time of 23:29.4, while three-time defending national champion Northern Arizona placed first as a team with 59 points.
The Cowboys are back in action Friday, Nov. 1, at the Mountain West Championships in Logan, Utah.
Friday, Oct. 18, 2019
Thomas Zimmer Course (8k)
23. Wyoming – 596 points
65. Harry Ewing – 24:24.2
107. Christopher Henry – 14:38.3
120. Daniel Hintz – 24:44.2
129. Paul Roberts – 24:49.4
173. Albert Steiner – 25:06.9
194. Jerald Taylor – 25:23.6
220. Blake Hubert – 26:07.9