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UTSA set for final regular season test at Arturo Barrios Invitational

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The UTSA cross country teams are set to conclude the regular season at Texas A&M’s Arturo Barrios Invitational this Saturday at Watts Cross Country Course in Bryan-College Station, Texas.

The meet will open with the men’s 8,000-meter run at 8:30 a.m. (CT), followed by the women’s 6k at 9:15 a.m. (CT). Results will be posted online on Flash Results.

The Roadrunners will run against 45 participating teams, including host Texas A&M, as well as crosstown rival UIW and conference opponents Tulane, SMU, Rice and North Texas.

In UTSA’s last meet at the Willamette Invitational on Sept. 30, Colton Stunkard led the Roadrunners to a third-place team finish as the Texas City native finished in 10th place out of a field of 244 runners with a time of 24:39.7. In his season debut, Caden Cunningham started strong as the 20th place finisher with a time of 25:07.3. OJ Ruiz took 27thplace individually as he crossed the finish line at 25:10.2. Idol Ramon followed exactly one second later to take 29thplace.

Adrian Orozco was the final Roadrunner to score as he finished in 57th place with a time of 25:42.0. Landon Blankenship landed in 87th place at 26:26.3, while Gabe Hernandez rounded out UTSA’s runners in 107th place at 26:57.7.

On the women’s side, Melody Espinoza was the top runner for the second consecutive meet as she placed 12th out of 222 runners with a time of 17:48.2 in the 5000-meter run. Marissa Espinoza crossed the finish line in 18:16.6 to take 23rd place. Jadelyn Malesich logged a time of 18:33.7 to take 35th. Brooke Veltman (41st, 18:45.3) and Taylor Cochran (44th, 18:46.8) rounded out the top five scorers for UTSA.

Luzaan De Wit finished the race in 67th place with a time of 19:20.1 Itzel Rojo recorded a finish time of 19:24.4 for 71stplace, while Chante Dixon rounded out the competing Roadrunners in 75th place with a time of 19:29.1.

Next up, the Roadrunners will head to Greenville, N.C., to compete in the American Athletic Championship on Saturday, Oct. 28.

-UTSA-