Men’s cross country earns automatic berth to the NCAA Championships

Nick Castillo

The Longhorns earned an automatic berth to the NCAA Championships in Terre Haute, Ind., on Nov. 23 after placing second at the NCAA South Central Regional on Friday. 

Texas has worked all season on running in a pack, but the regional was the first time the Longhorns were successful at running together. Texas had all of its competitors finish in the top 25. 

“We ran in a great pack group today,” assistant coach Brad Herbster said. “That’s the way we’ve been practicing, and finally they pulled it off in a race. Seeing the guys work together and having six in the top 15 at this meet, that’s a pretty impressive feat.”

Senior Ryan Dohner and junior Craig Lutz led the Longhorns with third and fourth place finishes, respectively.