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Arturo Barrios Invitational

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Texas A&M cross country hosted the Arturo Barrios Invitational at the Hildebrand Equine Complex in College Station, TX.

Texas A&M cross country hosted the Arturo Barrios Invitational at the Hildebrand Equine Complex in College Station, TX on Oct. 13. Over 400 total athletes from across the nation raced in the Men’s 8k and the Women’s 6k races.

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  • This was the first Arturo Barrios Invitation, named after Arturo Barrios, a Texas A&M runner that holds the Mexican national record in the 10000 meter run.

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  • 28 teams and over 220 athletes raced in the Men’s 8000 kilometer race including 24 ranked Oklahoma State University.

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  • Abraham Chirchir of University of Texas Rio Grande lead the race for the first 3000 meters.

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  • Senior Noah Jacobs placed 93 for the Aggies as he was the seventh Texas A&M runner to finish.

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  • Fans reach out to support their runners after they traveled from all around the nation to support their University.

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  • University of Texas placed third in the team competition with six of their runners finishing in the top 50.

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  • The team from University of Guelph, based in Guelph, Canada, won the Arturo Barrios invitational with a score of 56 points with all of their five scoring runners finishing in the top 20.

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  • Freshman Wes McPhail ran a 25.37 for his 8000 kilometer race, placing 52 for the Aggies.

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  • Senior Taylor Clayton finishes his first lap of the race as the Texas A&M fans cheer him on.

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  • Oklahoma State’s Ashenafi Hatte and Isai Rodriguez took first and second in the race.

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  • Senior Jacob Perry finished third for the Aggies in 49th place after passing runners in the final stretch of the race.

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  • Texas A&M Women’s cross country team huddles before the start of their race.

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  • Texas A&M women’s cross country team waits for the starter’s signal.

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  • Junior Olivia Rizza placed 122 out of 215 runners in the women’s 6000 kilometer race.

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  • Freshman Megan Hopper placed 137 with a time of 23 minutes and 30 seconds.

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  • Runners often step out during a race due to injury or over exhaustion.

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  • Oklahoma State’s Sinclair Johnson won the women’s 6k race.

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  • University of Oklahoma supporters cheer on their runners in the final meters of the race. 

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  • University of Guelph from Canada runners close in on the finish line in Texas A&M, where they placed sixth as a team.

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  • LSU’s team placed eighth overall in the women’s 6k race.

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  • Senior Lizette Chapa grimaces as she pushes to pass runners before the finish line.

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  • Texas A&M women’s cross country team placed 11th out of 24 teams from around the nation.

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  • Many runners collapse after finishing their respective races as their only way of recovering after exhaustion.

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  • Redshirt Sophomore Audrey Spitz  stops her watch as she crosses the finish line.

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  • Texas A&M’s cross country next meet is the SEC championship meet in Auburn, AL on Oct. 26.

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