ABILENE, Texas – Clay Smith placed 10th overall to lead the Hardin-Simmons men's cross country team on Saturday morning at the Hardin-Simmons Cross Country Stampede at Sea Bee Park in Abilene.
Smith ran a 22:00, Ryan House was 25th overall with a 24:02 for the Cowboys. Joel Templeton ran a 27:38 and Clancey Lynch 27:56 to place 40th and 41st overall. Chris Molina ran a 29:11. The Cowboys placed fifth as a team with 12 points.
McMurry and Texas-Permian Basin each had 43 points in the team race. McMurry was declared the champion by virtue of their sixth place runner Dustin Jaramillo, who placed 14th among counting runners and less than one second ahead of UTPB's Xavier Fernandez.
Ranger College's Jesus Macias won the individual race in 20:37. The men ran a four-mile course. Juan Alvarez of Ranger was second and Michael Dowd of McMurry third with a 21:12.97. Brandon Summers and Alfonso Lozoya of UTPB rounded out the top five.
HSU will next be in action Oct. 11 at the Incarnate Word Invitational.
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