Texas looks to build on recent win

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A Texas runner explodes from the starting block in a recent race. The Longhorns will compete in the Grass Routes Grand Prix against many of the nation’s top teams.

Photo Credit: Corey Leamon | Daily Texan Staff

Following a dominating performance earlier this month in the University of Houston Johnny Morris Invitational, Texas will be competing again in the Grass Routes Grand Prix. The 6K race will be held in Austin tonight at 7:30 p.m.

Running along with Texas will be Texas Tech, Houston, University of Texas-Arlington, Texas A&M, Lamar, University of Texas-Pan American, Dallas Baptist and Midwestern State.

Texas is currently ranked 14th in the nation, and holds the top spot in the south central region ahead of Arkansas and Baylor at 2nd and 3rd. Texas A&M is ranked 6th and Houston is ranked 10th. Texas Tech is the only other school in the field that is ranked in the top 25, coming in at No. 22.

Texas took two squads to the UH Johnny Morris Invitational, and swept the event with each team tallying 28 points. Houston was a distant third at 97. Sophomore Marielle Hall took first place, as Texas had the top nine runners and 14 in the top 20.