Track & Field

Cross country teams post solid showing at home meet

The UH cross-country teams hosted the Johnny Morris Invitational on Friday.

The women’s team was runner-up, while the men’s team notched third place overall.

Kat Ducommun was the top runner for the women’s team, placing eighth overall. Megan Munoz and Starla Garcia were right behind; Munoz finished with an 11 minute, 40 second split, and Garcia was two seconds behind — placing 10th and 11th, respectively.

The men’s team saw progress. Nate Pineda broke the 15-minute mark in the three-mile race with a time of 14 minutes, 51 seconds, placing third. David Smith earned eighth place, finishing in 15 minutes, 22 seconds. Cole Bessner finished in 15 minutes, 41 seconds.

The Cougars next meet is the Rice Invitational on Sept. 17.

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