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Tulsa Men Finish Seventh, Women 19th at Pre-Nationals

Senior Andrew Heyes ran a personal-record time to finish 15th and lead the Golden Hurricane men to a seventh-place run at the Pre-Nationals meet Saturday.
Senior Andrew Heyes ran a personal-record time to finish 15th and lead the Golden Hurricane men to a seventh-place run at the Pre-Nationals meet Saturday.
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Oct. 13, 2012

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Senior Andrew Heyes ran a personal-best time of 23:42.4 in the 8K to place 15th and lead No. 9 Tulsa to a seventh-place finish at the 40-team NCAA Pre-National Meet Saturday morning.

The Golden Hurricane totaled 292 points, finishing ahead of three other ranked opponents among the eight in the NCAA Championships preparatory meet. Three scorers for the men set personal-best times in the 8K Saturday. Senior Paulo Pinheiro ran 23:58.5 to finish 40th and sophomore Danny Thater ran a personal-record 24:13.4 to finish 68th as TU placed three runners among the top-70 in the 272-runner race.

Sophomore Dennis Hodapp ran 24:18.5 and freshman Marc Scott finished with a personal-best time of 24:22.8 to place 80th and 89th, respectively, and round out the scoring for the Golden Hurricane.

The Hurricane women ran their first 6K race of the season, and finished with four scorers setting personal-best times in the 6K. TU finished 19th as a team with 553 points. Senior Sarah Macpherson was Tulsa's top finisher, coming in 78th with a personal-record 21:25.2 in the 265-runner race. Senior Erin Huddleston ran a personal-best 21:36.6 to place 102nd, and junior Josie Wilcox ran 21:37.6 to place 106th. Sophomore Brandi Krieg and senior Melanie Hughes ran personal-record times of 21:49.9 and 21:51.6, respectively to cap the scoring for the TU women.

Sophomore Brian Tabb (25:51.9) and sophomore Lauren Collette (21:57.6) also set personal records for the Hurricane. Sophomore Tim Rackers ran a 24:46.2 and senior Ashley Scott ran 22:02.8 in their respective races.

No. 7 Colorado picked up the men's title with 72 points, while Anthony Rotich of UTEP won the men's individual race with a time of 23:01.0. No. 1 Florida State took home the women's team title, and Wichita State's Aliphine Tuliamuk-Bolton won the women's individual with a time of 19:43.9.

The Golden Hurricane will next run at the Conference USA Championships on Oct. 29 in Hattiesburg, Miss.

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MEN'S 8K TEAM RESULTS
1.  No. 7 Colorado (72)
2.  No. 3 BYU (127)
3.  No. 15 Oregon (152)
4.  No. 14 Florida State (275)
5.  Duke (287)
6.  Virginia Tech (288)
7.  No. 9 Tulsa (292)
8.  No. 12 Villanova (338)
9.  No. 20 Georgetown (351)
T10.  Florida (369)
T10.  Eastern Michigan (369)
12.  Louisville (384)
13.  Boise State (399)
14.  No. 23 William and Mary (434)
15.  Butler (465)
16.  McNeese State (471)
17.  Air Force (475)
18.  Lamar (517)
19.  UTEP (520)
20.  Indiana State (531)
21.  Montana State (549)
T22.  Weber State (584)
T22.  Southern Utah (584)
24.  Lehigh (625)
25.  Kentucky (643)
26.  Utah Valley (656)
27.  UC Santa Barbara (695)
T28.  Central Michigan (698)
T28.  UNC-Greensboro (698)
30.  Utah State (732)
31.  Duquesne (742)
32.  Miami (Ohio) (762)
33.  Iowa (782)
34.  Loyola (Ill.) (826)
35.  Rice (871)
36.  Cincinnati (880)
37.  Wichita State (896)
38.  Davidson (905)
39.  Bucknell (944)
40.  Kennesaw State (970)

WOMEN'S 6K TEAM RESULTS 1. No. 1 Florida State (72) 2. No. 4 Oregon (87) 3. No. 8 Michigan (141) 4. No. 6 Georgetown (163) 5. Texas (184) 6. No. 17 William and Mary (266) T7. No. 18 Colorado (273) T7. No. 24 Villanova (273) 9. Florida (308) 10. UC Davis (320) 11. No. 25 Butler (325) 12. Kentucky (338) 13. Southern Utah (475) 14. Boise State (477) 15. Utah (489) 16. Clemson (530) 17. Illinois (537) 18. Air Force (546) 19. Tulsa (553) 20. UC Santa Barbara (575) 21. Wichita State (593) 22. Miami (Ohio) (695) 23. New Hampshire (628) 24. Ohio (637) 25. Oregon State (697) 26. Baylor (709) 27. Kansas State (722) 28. Loyola (Ill.) 29. Duquesne (762) 30. Eastern Michigan (768) 31. Virginia Tech (788) 32. Appalachian State (809) 33. Elon (836) 34. UTEP (854) 35. East Carolina (860) 36. Eastern Kentucky (881) 37. Xavier (961) 38. Montana State (1057)

TULSA MEN 8K INDIVIDUAL RESULTS 15. Andrew Heyes - 23:42.4 40. Paulo Pinheiro - 23:58.5 68. Danny Thater - 24:13.4 80. Dennis Hodapp - 24:18.5 89. Marc Scott - 24:22.8 140. Tim Rackers - 24:46.2 242. Brian Tabb - 25:51.9

TULSA WOMEN 6K INDIVIDUAL RESULTS 78. Sarah Macpherson - 21:25.2 102. Erin Huddleston - 21:36.6 106. Josie Wilcox - 21:37.6 131. Brandi Krieg - 21:49.9 136. Melanie Hughes - 21:51.6 147. Lauren Collette - 21:57.6 160. Ashley Scott - 22:02.8