Men’s Cross Country finishes third at Grand Prix

Wes Maulsby

Rory Tunningley led the Longhorns with a time of 25:43, which was good for fifth at the Grass Routes Grand Prix on Friday. The junior runner helped Texas to a third place finish at the event despite the difficulty of the course. 

“I think our team just wanted to come out here and put in a good effort before our next meet in Wisconsin,” Tunningley said.

The hilly course combined with the 8:15 a.m. starting time presented some challenges to
the field.

“I thought it was fantastic. The atmosphere out here was really nice,” Texas assistant coach John Hayes said. “It’s early in the season, but it was a great atmosphere. We had some teams and some great individuals that were running hard, and I hope it’s a tradition that we can continue.”

Printed on Monday, October 3, 2011 as: Longhorns finish third at tough Austin meet