TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - The Texas Tech Lady Raider cross country team put the finishing touch on its best season in program history with a trophy and earned fourth place running at the NCAA Cross Country Championships in Terre Haute, Ind.
It is the best finish at the NCAA Cross Country Championships in program history with 191 points and the fourth place finish. The squad was ranked ninth by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association headed into the meet and finished as the highest Big 12 and Mountain Regional team of the meet.
"Outstanding effort by all the ladies today," head coach Jon Murray said after the race. "They handled the adversity, heat and intensity of the national championship well and I am very proud of them."
The course was slightly wet but the sun came out and the temperature was in the upper 60's as race time approached. The race started and almost took a bad turn for the Lady Raiders as right before the 1K mark in the race Caroline Karunde fell and busted her lip. The junior quickly got up and kept running hard and after 2K the Lady Raiders were in fifth place before taking over fourth.
Villanova took the women's team title with 86 points while Florida State was second with 133. Washington was just ahead of the Lady Raiders with 188 points.