Texas men’s cross country running toward Nationals

Nick Castillo

After placing third at the Big 12 Championship, the 25th-ranked Texas men’s cross country team will try to advance to the NCAA Championship by running in the NCAA South Central Regional in Waco on Nov. 15. 

Texas will need to finish in the top two at the regional event in order to secure an automatic bid to the championships. If Texas isn’t able to place in the top two, they will have to rely on an at-large bid to get into nationals.

The team will once again rely on junior All-American Craig Lutz and senior All-American Ryan Dohner. Dohner led the Longhorns at the Big 12 Championships with a fourth place finish and Lutz followed with a sixth place finish. 

Other possible runners for Texas include Chris Galvin, Nate Moore, Mark Pinales, Eduardo Rodriguez, Austin Roth and Collin Smith. Only seven of the eight possible runners can compete at the Regional. 

The NCAA South Central Regional 10k begins at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16.