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Track & Field/Cross Country

Stunkard, Balli pace UTSA on Saturday at Arturo Barrios Invitational

BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Colton Stunkard placed in the top 40 to pace the UTSA men's cross country team and Abby Balli was the top finisher for a partial women's squad at the Arturo Barrios Invitational on Saturday morning at Watts Cross Country Course.
Stunkard finished 36th overall and 35th among collegiate competitors in the men's 8,000-meter run, leading the Roadrunners to 21st in the team standings in the team's final tune-up for the Conference USA Championships in two weeks. The sophomore transfer out of Texas City clocked a time of 24:38.0 to cross as the first Roadrunner for the third time in as many meets this season.
Jake Smith was the next Roadrunner to place, as the senior from Yuma, Arizona, ended up 63rd overall and 62nd among collegians with a time of 24:56.5.
Caden Cunningham clocked a 25:44.0 for 137th, Spencer Herbstritt timed 25:55.4 for 164th and Idol Ramon posted a 26:15.8 for 186th as the rest of the top five UTSA finishers. Landon Blankenship was 193rd in 26:20.2 and Michael Herrera was 222nd in 26:37.6.
Balli was the top finisher for the women, who only raced six in today's meet and finished 30th in the team competition. The senior from Pasadena, Texas, toured the 6k loop in a time of 22.33.2 to place 106th overall and 105th out of collegiate runners.
Chante Dixon clocked a 23:19.0 to cross in 161st overall and 159th among collegians, while Luzaan De Wit was 199th out of attached racers in with a 23:49.8.
Savannah Lopez stopped the clock in 24:19.0 for 229th overall, while Brooke Veltman and Lily Morrill rounded out the UTSA lineup in 250th (24:40.9) and 282nd (25:42.4).
The Roadrunners will travel to Denton, Texas, on Oct. 29 for the C-USA Championships.
UTSA Results
Men's 8K
36. (35.) Colton Stunkard 24:38.0
63. (62.) Jake Smith 24:56.5
137. (133.) Caden Cunningham 25:44.0
164. (157.) Spencer Herbstritt 25:55.4
186. (179.) Idol Ramon 26:15.8
193. (186.) Landon Blankenship 26:20.2
222. (213.) Michael Herrera 26:37.6
234. (224.) Gabe Hernandez 26:47.3
257. (245.) O.J. Ruiz 27:10.0
264. (252.) Michael Paredes 27:14.8
Women's 6K
106. (105.) Abby Balli 22:33.2
161. (159.) Chante Dixon 23:19.0
204. (199.) Luzaan De Wit 23:49.8
229. (221.) Savannah Lopez 24:19.0
250. (240.) Brooke Veltman 24:40.9
282. (271.) Lily Morrill 25:42.4