Texas Longhorn cross country sweeps Ricardo Romo Classic

Sebastian Herrera

Despite rainy conditions, Texas claimed victory in both the men’s and women’s competitions on Friday at the Ricardo Romo Classic in San Antonio, beating both UT-San Antonio and UT-Pan American.

For the men, it was senior Austin Roth who led the way crossing first overall, finishing with a time of 15:41 in the 5,000-meter race. The men’s overall first-place tally was 19 points.

Senior Megan Siebert clocked a 17:45.9 on her way to first place in the women’s race. Her mark beat the rest of the field by more than 10 seconds and helped secure the Longhorn’s 27-point victory.

“It was rainy, windy and muddy, but good cross country weather,” cross-country coach Brad Herbster said. “We have some things we need to work on, but for running partial squads, it was a solid effort.”

In total, both the men and women had 11 contestants finish eighth or better on Friday.