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Friday, October 30, 2020

KU cross country runners Butler, Latema earn All-Big 12 in season finale

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The Iowa State women won the 2020 Big 12 Conference Cross Country Championship and the Oklahoma State men needed a tiebreaker to beat out the Cyclones for the league title Friday at Rim Rock Farm.

KU’s men’s team placed fifth at the postseason race, as senior Ben Butler (23:45.9) finished 13th in the 8K and was named to the All-Big 12 team.

The KU women, led by sophomore Lona Latema (21:30.2 in the 6K), took seventh in the Big 12 team standings. Latema earned All-Big 12 honors for the first time in her career.

The Cyclones secured both individual titles with Callie Logue (20:00.5) and Wesley Kiptoo (22:35.4) each winning a third straight crown.

The race on KU’s home course marked the conclusion of the 2020 season for the Jayhawks’ runners.

KU women’s results

No. 14. Lona Latema, 21:30.2

No. 33. Avryl Johnson, 22:24.8

No. 44. Lisa Lauschke, 23:05.4

No. 49. Kenadi Krueger, 23:24.1

No. 50. Alexys Barton, 23:26.1

No. 57. Addison Coppinger, 23:51.6

No. 63. Riley Colby, 24:32.7

Women’s team standings

No. 1. Iowa State, 39

No. 2. Texas, 62

No. 3. West Virginia, 66

No. 4. Oklahoma State, 71

No. 5. Kansas State, 134

No. 6. Baylor, 148

No. 7. Kansas, 190

No. 8. Texas Tech, 238

No. 9. Oklahoma, 257

No. 10. TCU, 312

KU men’s results

No. 13. Ben Butler, 23:45.9

No. 21. Chandler Gibbens, 24:16.2

No. 31. Teddy Buckley, 24:54.8

No. 34. George Letner, 25.13.8

No. 37. A.J. Green, 25:40.5

No. 45. Ethan Donley, 26:05.2

No. 52. Chase Dornbusch, 26:40.1

Men’s team standings

No. 1. Oklahoma State, 31 (tiebreaker)

No. 2. Iowa State, 31

No. 3. Texas, 84

No. 4. Kansas State, 103

No. 5. Kansas, 136

No. 6. Texas Tech, 187

No. 7. Baylor, 215

No. 8. Oklahoma, 230

No. 9. TCU, 265

Comments

Dirk Medema 3 weeks, 4 days ago

Good job Jayhawks! Glad you got to have a season.

Chris Condren 3 weeks, 4 days ago

Back in the day Kansas Track won National Championships, now the Cross Country teams settle for 5th and 7th in the conference. My how times have changed at KU.

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