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Men's XC Upsets No. 7-Ranked Indiana at NCAA Pre-Nationals

Freshman Lauren Collette helped the TU women place 10th at NCAA Pre-Nationals Sunday.
Freshman Lauren Collette helped the TU women place 10th at NCAA Pre-Nationals Sunday.
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Oct. 16, 2011

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - The University of Tulsa men's cross country team posted a huge upset at NCAA Pre-Nationals Sunday at the LaVern Gibson Cross Country Championship Course, host site of the 2011 NCAA Championships Nov. 21.

TU finished sixth out of 35 teams in the 8K event with 197 points and took down No. 7 Indiana in the process. The Hoosiers placed eighth with 259 points. Tulsa, ranked No. 33 in the nation, also defeated No. 41 Virginia Tech as the Hokies placed ninth with 322 points.

No. 8 Colorado took home top honors with 82 points, and No. 12 Portland placed second with 104 points. No. 5 Iona was third (109), while No. 11 Florida State and No. 29 Eastern Kentucky tied for fourth, just 11 points ahead of Tulsa.

There were 296 runners in the men's event, and Senior Paulo Pinheiro paced the Golden Hurricane with his 30th-place finish. He crossed the line in 24:49.

Junior Geraint Davies was the second Golden Hurricane to cross the line, and he finished 35th in 24:54. Senior Tom Marshall (41st), junior Andrew Heyes (43rd) and senior Carl Stones (48th) all posted top-50 finishes to round out the scoring for TU.

Other top-100 finishers were redshirt freshman Dennis Hodapp (55th), senior Bill Martin (66th) and junior Mitch Johnson (98th).

MEN TEAM RESULTS
1.	No. 8 Colorado (82)
2.	No. 12 Portland (104)
3.	No. 5 Iona (109)
4.	No. 29 Eastern Kentucky (186)
No. 11 Florida State (186)
6.	No. 33 TULSA (197)
7.	Louisville (232)
8.	No. 7 Indiana (259)
9.	No. 41 Virginia Tech (322)
10.	Dartmouth (343)
11.	UC Santa Barbara (351)
12.	UTEP (354)
13.	La Salle (399)
14.	Colorado State (430)
15.	Missouri (451)
16.	Wyoming (461)
17.	Central Michigan (467)
Western Kentucky (467)
19.	Cincinnati (478)
20.	New Mexico State (490)
21.	Indiana State (558)
22.	Rice (649)
23.	UMKC (658)
24.	Dayton (662)
25.	UC Davis (682)
26.	Ohio University (700)
27.	Toledo (722)
28.	Xavier (755)
29.	DePaul (781)
30.	Loyola Marymount (788)
31.	Oakland (830)
32.	Mississippi State (862)
33.	Purdue (870)
34.	Kansas State (899)
35.	Vanderbilt (1,108)

TULSA MEN INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (out of 296 runners) 1. Paulo Pinheiro (30th) 24:49 2. Geraint Davies (35th) 24:54 3. Tom Marshall (41st) 25:03 4. Andrew Heyes (43rd) 25:05 5. Carl Stones (48th) 25:08 6. Dennis Hodapp (55th) 25:12 7. Bill Martin (66th) 25:23 8. Mitch Johnson (98th) 25:43 9. Tim Rackers (110th) 25:48 10. Danny Thater (120th) 25:52 11. Emmett Cookson (143rd) 26:05 12. Brian Tabb (190th) 26:36

WOMEN
The No. 37-ranked TU women placed 10th out of 40 teams. The Golden Hurricane ended the 6K with 336 points and defeated two schools that entered the event ranked above the team.

No. 35 Kansas State placed 20th with 585 points, while No. 31 Vanderbilt finished 29th with 779 points.

No. 3 Florida State won the race with 46 points, while No. 5 Georgetown finished second with 99 points. No. 18 Michigan took third (158 points), No. 4 Colorado (160) was fourth and Cornell (161) rounded out the top five.

UC Davis (221), No. 37 Dartmouth (273), Iona (304) and Central Michigan (329) were the only other teams to finish ahead of the Golden Hurricane.

Senior Paula Whiting had her normal result, as she paced TU with an 11th-place finish out of 303 runners. She crossed the line in 20:59.

Sophomore Josie Wilcox (22:10) and junior Ashley Scott (22:12) finished just two seconds apart and placed 70th and 73rd, respectively.

Junior Jaclyn Rollins was fourth on the team with her 82nd-place finish (22:22), and redshirt freshman Lauren Collette rounded out the team scoring as she finished 116th in 22:44.

True freshmen Brandi Krieg (132nd), Natasha Cockram (133rd), Larissa Erickson (169th) and Janessa Dunn (211th) also competed for Tulsa.

Next up for the Golden Hurricane will be the Conference USA Championship, which is scheduled for 9 a.m. Oct. 31 and will be hosted by Rice.

WOMEN TEAM RESULTS
1.	No. 3 Florida State (46)
2.	No. 5 Georgetown (99)
3.	No. 18 Michigan (158)
4.	No. 4 Colorado (160)
5.	Cornell (161)
6.	UC Davis (221)
7.	No. 37 Dartmouth (273)
8.	Iona (304)
9.	Central Michigan (329)
10.	No. 37 TULSA (336)
11.	Virginia Tech (384)
12.	Rice (402)
13.	La Salle (459)
	New Mexico State (459)
15.	Charlotte (485)
16.	UC Santa Barbara (491)
17.	Dayton (492)
18.	Mississippi State (499)
19.	Ohio University (554)
20.	No. 35 Kansas State (585)
21.	Loyola Marymount (593)
22.	Eastern Kentucky (597)
23.	Wyoming (598)
24.	UMKC (620)
25.	Xavier (662)
26.	Indiana State (673)
27.	UTEP (678)
28.	Baylor (719)
29.	No. 31 Vanderbilt (779)
30.	Cincinnati (802)
31.	Oakland (812)
32.	IUPUI (868)
33.	Louisville (875)
34.	Toledo (890)
35.	Indiana (908)
36.	DePaul (966)
37.	South Carolina (1,042)
DNF	College of Charleston
DNF	Purdue
DNF	UAB

TULSA WOMEN INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (out of 303 runners) 1. Paula Whiting (11th) 20:59 2. Josie Wilcox (70th) 22:10 3. Ashley Scott (73rd) 22:12 4. Jaclyn Rollins (82nd) 22:22 5. Lauren Collette (116th) 22:44 6. Brandi Krieg (132nd) 22:59 7. Natasha Cockram (133rd) 23:00 8. Larissa Erickson (169th)23:29 9. Janessa Dunn (211th) 23:55