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Stillwater, Okla. – Oklahoma State captured men’s and women’s 2021 Big 12 Cross Country Championship titles on Friday morning in Stillwater, Oklahoma, at the Greiner Family OSU Cross Country Course.

The Cowboys won their second consecutive title and 11th overall, while the Cowgirls earned their third team championship.

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The OSU men finished with 24 points, ahead of Iowa State which had 31 points. This marks the first time the Cowboys have won back-to-back Big 12 Men’s Cross Country titles since 2015-16. The 24 points by Oklahoma State is the lowest point total for a Big 12 Champion since 2012 when the Cowboys also won with 24 points. Texas (77), Kansas State (121), and Kansas (169) wrapped up the rest of the top five for the men’s results.

Iowa State’s Wesley Kiptoo won the 8k in 23:32.5 to mark his second consecutive individual title and the fourth-consecutive year a Cyclone has captured the honor. The 2020 Big 12 Runner of the Year’s time is the fourth-fastest on the OSU 8k course.

Oklahoma State’s Isai Rodriguez finished second (23:56.5) for the fourth consecutive year. The Cowboys’ Alex Maier (24:14.1) and Ryan Smeeton (24:17.4) along with Iowa State’s Festus Lagat (24:21.9) rounded out the top-five finishers.

The Cowgirls claimed their first team title since 2019 with 35 points, the lowest in a Big 12 Championship since 2018. Defending Big 12 champion Iowa State finished in second place with 36 points. West Virginia (65), Texas (134) and Kansas State (143) completed the top five.

West Virginia’s Ceili McCabe secured the 6k with a time of 20:44.2, marking the first time a Mountaineer has won the Big 12 individual title. ISU’s Cailie Logue finished second with her time of 20:45.0, coming just short of winning four-straight individual titles. Oklahoma State’s Taylor Roe (20:48.8) and Molly Born (20:58.6) as well as Cyclone Ashley Tutt (21:09.9) round out the top individuals.

The top-15 finishers in each race earned All-Big 12 honors. The meet will be aired on Big 12 Now on ESPN+ Oct. 30 at 9:00 a.m. CT. Stats from the Championship can be found here.

2021 Big 12 Cross Country Championship Men’s Team Results

  1. Oklahoma State (24)
  2. Iowa State (31)
  3. Texas (77)
  4. Kansas State (121)
  5. Kansas (169)
  6. Baylor (192)
  7. Texas Tech (196)
  8. Oklahoma (233)
  9. TCU (256)                                          

2021 Men’s All-Big 12 Team

  1. Wesley Kiptoo, Iowa State
  2. Isai Rodriguez, Oklahoma State
  3. Alex Maier, Oklahoma State
  4. Ryan Smeeton, Oklahoma State
  5. Festus Lagat, Iowa State
  6. Ryan Schoppe, Oklahoma State
  7. Thomas Pollard, Iowa State
  8. Gable Sieperda, Iowa State
  9. Victor Shitsama, Oklahoma State
  10.  Ezekiel Kibichii, Iowa State
  11.  Cruz Gomez, Texas
  12.  Ryan Ford, Iowa State
  13.  Haftu Knight, Texas
  14.  Shea Foster, Oklahoma State
  15.  Timothy Sindt, Iowa State

2021 Big 12 Cross Country Championship Women’s Team Results

  1. Oklahoma State (35)
  2. Iowa State (36)
  3. West Virginia (65)
  4. Texas (134)
  5. Kansas State (143)
  6. Kansas (156)
  7. Baylor (208)
  8. Texas Tech (235)
  9. Oklahoma (257)
  10. TCU (272)

2021 Women’s All-Big 12 Team

  1. Ceili McCabe, West Virginia
  2. Cailie Logue, Iowa State
  3. Taylor Roe, Oklahoma State
  4. Molly Born, Oklahoma State
  5. Ashley Tutt, Iowa State
  6. Kelsey Ramirez, Oklahoma State
  7. Gabby Hentemann, Oklahoma State
  8. Dana Feyen, Iowa State
  9. Madelynn Hill, Iowa State
  10.  Lona Latema, Kansas
  11.  Sylvia Russell, West Virginia
  12.  Winrose Chesang, Iowa State
  13.  Janette Schraft, Iowa State
  14.  Mikaela Lucki, West Virginia
  15.  Clarissa Morales, Oklahoma State

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