The West Virginia cross country team finished third at the Big 12 Championships 6k with a score of 56 on Saturday at Baylor.
The Mountaineers, trailing only Oklahoma State (52) and Texas (54), had three top ten finishers in senior Candace Jones (seventh, 20:46.8), redshirt senior Olivia Hill (9th, 20:54.7) and junior Hayley Jackson (10, 20:55.8). The four-point spread separating first and third was the closest finish in championship history, and their third-place finish was the highest at the meet since 2016.
Freshman Ceili McCabe (13, 21:03.9) was the fourth All-Big 12 honoree for the team as a top-15 finisher. West Virginia’s four All-Big 12 runners set a school record for most in Big 12 play and finished tied with Texas for the most to earn conference honors this year.
Other finishers included sophomore Charlotte Wood (17, 21:17.1), junior Bree Warren (20, 21:24), redshirt junior Antigone Archer (21, 21:28.1), redshirt freshman Katherine Dowie (25, 21:36.3), redshirt sophomore Marianne Abdalah (27, 21:39.9) and redshirt junior Sarah Wills (47, 22:14.2).
West Virginia will return to action at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic regional on November 15th at Lehigh University. The Mountaineers finished third earlier in the season in the Lehigh Invitational.