Oct. 29, 2011
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Junior Martina Tresch had yet another impressive performance on the cross country course this season, as she finished ninth at the Big 12 Championships on Saturday.
Tresch crossed the line in a time of 19:56 to record the fastest clocking in a Big 12 Championship by a Wildcat since 1999, when Korene Hinds carded a time of 17:08. K-State head coach Michael Smith was pleased with the effort shown by Tresch.
“She ran pretty well today, she fought hard and had a very competitive finish.”
Last season Tresch finished 23rd in the Big 12 Championship. With her ninth-place finish, Tresch has now finished in the top 12 in each race this year.
As a team, K-State’s finished ninth overall with a team score of 201. Senior Boglarka Bozzay finished in 31st with a time of 20:54 and freshman Laura Galvan fought hard and recorded a 42nd place finish with a clocking of 21:04.
On the men’s side, the Wildcats had one of their best races of the season, as they finished in eighth place with a point total of 255. This was the team’s best finish at the Big 12 Championships since 2005, when they also registered an eighth-place finish. Sophomore Adam Porter put together a strong race, as he led the Wildcats and finished in 44th place in a time of 25:01.
“They competed as hard as they could,” Smith said. “They put it together and Adam had a big race for us.”
Oklahoma State won the men’s team title with a team total of 30 points with German Fernandez winning the individual title for the Cowboys in 23:25. Iowa State won its first ever women’s Big 12 title scoring 68 points while Texas Tech’s Caroline Jepleting capturing the individual title in 19:30.
K-State will have two weeks of preparation before competing at the 2011 Midwest Regional in DeKalb, Ill. on Nov. 12.