Cross Country heads to Memphis for AAC Championship (Men and Women finish 8th)

The men’s 8K race is set to begin at 10 a.m. CT and will be immediately followed by the women’s 6K at 10:50 a.m. CT. The men’s course map can be found by clicking HERE and the women’s course map can be found HERE.

The event will be streamed live via The American Digital Network on Facebook. To watch click HERE.

Competing Teams
Men (regional rank): Cincinnati, Connecticut (No. 11 Northeast), ECU, Houston (No. 7 South Central), Memphis (No. 10 South), Temple (No. 3 Mid-Atlantic), Tulane, Tulsa, USF, Wichita State (No. 11 Midwest)
Women (regional rank): Cincinnati, Connecticut (No. 13 Northeast), ECU, Houston (No. 5 South Central), Memphis, SMU (No. 15 South Central), Temple (No. 9 Mid-Atlantic), Tulane, Tulsa, UCF, USF, Wichita State (No. 6 Midwest)

In the men’s 8K race Devin Vallejo-Bannister led Houston with a 27th-place finish as he turned in a time of 25:18. He was trailed by Jemal Wote who notched a 32nd-place finish with a time of 25:35. G.J. Reyna finished 39th-overall at 25:45 and was followed across the finish line by Cameron Laverty in 46th-place at 26:02. Alan Elbanna concluded the scoring for the Cougars with a 48th-place finish with a time of 26:15.

On the women’s side, freshman Darby Gauntt turned in a team-high 18th-place finish behind a time of 21:27 to help the Cougars finish eighth-overall in the team standings. Jahnavi Schneider finished second for Houston in 25th-place at 21:38, followed by Meredith Sorensen in 48th-place with a time of 22:20 to round out the top-50 for the Cougars. Madeline Castelberry clocked a time of 23:00 to finish in 66th-place, as Regan Lobodzinski concluded the scoring for Houston with a time of 23:07 for 68th-place.