Paul Roberts Earns All-America Honors As Cowboys Place 12th At NCAA Cross Country National Championships


MADISON, WI (November 17, 2018) – On the snow-covered Thomas Zimmer Championship Course, Paul Roberts led the way for the Cowboys with an All-American performance, as he finished 20th in the men’s 10-kilometer race with a time of 29:41.36. The Cowboys finished 12th as a team with 371 points, the team’s best finish since the Pokes placed third in 1977 and the third-best finish in program history.


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Roberts’ time is the fastest by a Cowboy at the NCAA National Championships since Geir Kvernmo finished 11th with a time of 29:35 in 1979. He is Wyoming’s ninth cross country All-American and the first since Mark Korir placed 19th in 2007.

Junior Christopher Henry finished 63rd overall with a time of 30:30.11, capping a stellar junior campaign with a top-100 finish at the national championships.


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The Cowboys improved on their Number 15 ranking in the USTFCCCA poll released earlier this week, and the runners had a top-15 finish on their minds heading into Madison. Wyoming placed third among Mountain West schools after finishing fourth at the MW Championships three weeks ago.

Overall, Northern Arizona defended their title by finishing first with 83 points, while BYU placed second with 116 points. Individually, Wisconsin’s Morgan McDonald won the race in front of his home crowd with a time of 29:08.30