01 Oct

By

Ryan Turnbull named Big 12 Runner of the Week

Texas senior Ryan Turnbull was named Big 12 Runner of the Week after helping the Longhorns win the Texas A&M Invitational (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

Texas senior Ryan Turnbull was named Big 12 Runner of the Week after helping the Longhorns win the Texas A&M Invitational (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

AUSTIN, Texas — Senior Brady Turnbull finished in third place, crossing the finish line in 23:36.2 over the 8,000-meter Dale Watts Cross Country Course at the Texas A&M Invitational to help lead the Texas men's cross country team to its second victory of the season.

For his efforts, Turnbull was named Big 12 Men's Runner of the Week.

Turnbull's third-place finish was just 7.7 seconds off the lead, and the Longhorns dominated the field. UT scored a team total of 37 points (in cross country, the lower score wins), easily outdistancing runner up North Texas, which scored 72 points. All five Texas runners finished in the top 11, with each scoring 10 or fewer points.

Texas has won both of the meets in which it has competed so far this year.

The Longhorns are back in action Friday night when UT hosts the Longhorn Invitational. The race, at the Spicewood Course at Balcones Country Club, starts at 6 p.m. The men will run 8,000 meters; the women will run 6,000 meters.

Turnbull's award marked the second time in as many meets that the Longhorns have earned the Runner of the Week award from the Big 12. Connor Hendrickson won the award after the Longhorns opened the season with a victory in the Texas Invitational.