Terre Haute

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The culmination of the Texas men’s cross country team’s entire season’s work is set to take place this weekend at the NCAA Championships in Terre Haute, Indiana. 

The Texas men, after qualifying in second place at the NCAA South Central Regional a week ago, find themselves with a lot to prove at their sixth-straight NCAA Championship appearance. 

Seniors Craig Lutz and Mark Pinales look to lead the team to a better finish than last year’s 14th place finish. Lutz and senior Ryan Dohner won All-American honors in last season’s championships, but the 30th-ranked Longhorns have never been successful in the last meet of the season. Texas hopes to bring back the team’s first championship trophy Saturday.

In frigid weather conditions, the Texas men’s cross country team completed the season by finishing 14th at the NCAA Championships in Terre Haute, Ind.  

Ryan Dohner and Craig Lutz led the way for the Longhorns with their best finishes at nationals. Dohner finished in 11th and Lutz followed with a 14th place finish. Dohner and Lutz’s great finishes earned them both All-American honors.

This is only the fourth time in Texas history that multiple Longhorns earned All-American honors — the first time since 1989.

Behind Dohner and Lutz, Mark Pinales finished in 125th, Collin Smith in 146th, Chris Galvin in 163rd, Austin Roth in 187th and Eduardo Rodriguez rounded out the scoring in 225th place finish.

With the conclusion of cross country season, the Longhorns will place their focus on the indoor track season.

Texas begins its indoor season in January at the Arkansas-Texas Dual in Fayetteville, Ark.