Despite team’s struggles, Hall finishes third overall in cross country meet

Evan Berkowitz

Despite a strong, third-place finish from the senior All-American Marielle Hall, Texas placed 26th in the field of 37 with 629 points in the fifth-annual Wisconsin Adidas Invitational this past weekend in Madison, Wis.

Hall, who beat out 285 other runners in the 6,000-meter race, set a personal-best time of 19:46. Senior Megan Siebert was the next best runner for Texas finishing 76th. 

After that, though, the Texas women didn’t finish strongly, with the remaining seven runners all finishing 158th or worse and five of those in the 200s. 

Arizona finished first and featured four runners in the top 25, while Dartmouth’s Abbey D’Agostino finished first overall. 

The Longhorns enter the championships portion of their season following this weekend’s meet. The Big 12 Championships will be held Nov. 2 and the NCAA South Central Region meet will follow on Nov. 15, with both meets being hosted by Baylor in Waco.