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Texas-Tyler Claims Both ASC Cross Country Titles

Published On: Nov 02 2013 07:43:49 PM CDT
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ABILENE, Texas — -

Texas-Tyler won both the men’s and women’s American Southwest Conference Championship on Saturday at Sherrod Park in Abilene.

The men easily outdistanced second-place LeTourneau 22-82. It was the fourth straight ASC title and eight overall for the Patriots. Nicklas Huff won his second consecutive ASC individual title with a time of 26:43 on a hilly 8K course.

The Patriots had five of the top seven finishers in the event. Head coach Bob Hepler was named the ASC coach of the year and the University of the Ozarks’ Ryan Holt finished 26:49 and earned freshman of the year honors. Brenton Heble of Texas-Dallas won the newcomer of the year award. J.P. Harris of Texas-Dallas earned the ASC Sportsmanship award.

 

Texas-Dallas was third with a 116, East Texas Baptist was fourth 122, Concordia was fifth with a total of 128 and the University of the Ozarks was sixth with a 184 total.  

The Texas-Tyler women won their second ASC title. The Patriots’ Carly Kitts won the individual race with a time of 23:29. Megan Wagenaar was second with a time of 24:22.

The Patriots had 29 points and Concordia finished second with 56 points. Texas-Dallas was third with a 106, LeTourneau was fourth with 144. East Texas Baptist is fifth with a 160, Louisiana College was sixth with 173 and the University of the Ozarks was seventh with a score of 243.

Grant Spencer of Texas-Tyler was named the ASC coach of the year, Kitts was the newcomer of the year and Hardin-Simmons’ Victoria Cortes was the freshman of the year. Madison Kaufman of East Texas Baptist and Caitlin Rowlette of Concordia were named the co-ASC Sportsmanship award winners. 

The NCAA regional is Nov. 16 at Christopher Newport University in Virginia.  

2013 American Southwest Conference Men’s Cross Country Award Winners

All-ASC First Team

Conner Benson, Texas-Tyler

Derek Blain, Texas-Tyler

Jason Hamilton , Texas-Tyler

Ryan Holt, Ozarks

Nicklas Huff, Texas-Tyler

Ford Noack, Texas-Tyler

Landon Price, East Texas Baptist

 

All-ASC Second Team

Brady Adger, Texas-Tyler

Brenton Heble, Texas-Dallas

Taber Miyahauchi, LeTourneau

Ceasar Rodriguez, Texas-Tyler

Clay Smith, Hardin-Simmons

Riley Zoch, Concordia

 

ASC Medalist

Nicklas Huff, Texas-Tyler

 

ASC Freshman of the Year

Ryan Holt, Ozarks

 

ASC Newcomer of the Year

Brenton Heble, Texas-Dallas

 

ASC Co-Sportsmanship Athlete of the Year

J.P. Harris, Texas-Dallas

 

ASC Coach of the Year

Bob Hepler, Texas-Tyler

 

2013 American Southwest Conference Women’s Cross Country Award Winners

All-ASC First Team

Brittany Brunson, Texas-Tyler

Victoria Cortes, Hardin-Simmons

Sam Hartke, Texas-Dallas

Missy Hebert, Texas-Tyler

Carly Kitts, UT-Tyler

Caitlin Rowlette, Concordia

Megan Wagenaar, Concordia

 

All-ASC Second Team

Bethany Cox, Texas-Tyler

Lauren Halliday, Texas-Tyler

Whitney Judd, LeTourneau

Paige Maly, Texas-Tyler

Holly Nohavitza, Texas-Tyler

Christina Rowlands, Texas-Tyler

Ashley Sutton, Hardin-Simmons

 

ASC Medalist

Carly Kitts, Texas-Tyler

 

ASC Freshman of the Year

Victoria Cortes, Hardin-Simmons

 

ASC Newcomer of the Year

Carly Kitts, Texas-Tyler

 

ASC Co-Sportsmanship Athlete of the Year

Madison Kaufmann, East Texas Baptist

Caitlin Rowlette, Concordia

 

ASC Coach of the Year

Grant Spencer, Texas-Tyler

Information provided by HSU Athletics.