Oklahoma runner Liam Meirow
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Away from the Gridiron: Big 12 cross country, soccer and volleyball

A new feature on Heartland College Sports called, “Away from the Gridiron” takes a look at some of the non-revenue sports and all the latest happenings across the Big 12 conference, including OU’s Liam Meirow tearing it up in cross country.

Big 12 Cross Country

Big 12 Cross Country Teams in the USTFCCCA Poll


No.10 Oklahoma State

No.12 Iowa State

No.30 Texas


No.21 Oklahoma State

No.26 Iowa State

Others Receiving Votes: West Virginia, Baylor, Texas


Runners of the Week

Men: Liam Meirow, Oklahoma

Women: Cailie Logue, Iowa State & Destiny Collins, Texas

-Logue is a freshman who won the 4K event, finishing with a time of 13:45.2. She is the first-ever Cyclone to be named Big 12 Runner of the Week as a freshman. This comes after her first race.

-Collins won the Aggie Open this weekend in a time of 14:05.3. Collins is a sophomore. This is her first time to receive the honor.

-Liam Meirow won the Cowboy Duals 5K in a time of 15:26.5. This individual victory comes against three teams who are ranked in the top 20 nationally in Arkansas (4), Oklahoma State (10) and Tulsa (20). The Sooners are unranked.


Big 12 Women’s Soccer

(18) Oklahoma State 5-0-1

(RV) Texas 5-0-0

(19) Kansas 5-1-0

TCU 5-1-0

Baylor 4-0-1

(3) West Virginia 4-1-0

Texas Tech 4-1-0

Kansas State 2-2-1

Iowa State 2-3-1

Oklahoma 1-4-1

() Rankings from the United Soccer Coaches, former known as the NSCAA



-West Virginia received two first place votes.

Anna Beffer (Oklahoma State) leads the nation with six assists.

-Oklahoma State is tied for seventh nationally in goals per game at 3.33

Allison Ganter (TCU) is the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week. Ganter scored three goals and grabbed an assist on another. Two of her three goals were game-winners.

Mayi Kith (West Virginia) is the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week. Kith played a major role in WVU’s 2-1 upset victory over No.1 Penn State. This is Kith’s second time to receive the honor in her career.

Taylor Olson (Oklahoma State) is the Big 12 Freshman of the Week. Returning to her hometown of San Antonio, Olson scored a hat trick against UTSA. All three goals came with a span of six minutes and 43 seconds.


Upcoming Schedule

Friday, September 8th 

Illinois at Oklahoma State (Fox Sports Oklahoma) 4 p.m.

Duke at West Virginia 6 p.m.

Colorado at Texas (Longhorn Network) 6 p.m.

Northeastern at TCU 7 p.m.

Central Arkansas at Kansas State 7 p.m.

Kansas at Saint Louis 7 p.m.

Iowa State at Cal State Fullerton 8 p.m.

Baylor at Portland 9 p.m.


Sunday, September 10

Richmond at West Virginia Noon

Illinois at Oklahoma (Fox Sports Oklahoma) Noon

Texas A&M at Kansas (Spectrum Sports) 1 p.m.

Northeastern at Texas (Longhorn Network) 1 p.m.

Creighton at Kansas State 1 p.m.

Abilene Christian at Oklahoma State 1 p.m.

Arizona State at Texas Tech 2 p.m.

Baylor at Washington in Portland, Ore. 2 p.m.

Iowa State at Southern Cal 3 p.m.


Big 12 Women’s Volleyball

(7) Kansas 7-0

(22) Iowa State 5-0

Texas Tech 5-1

(5) Texas 4-1

(RV) Baylor 4-2

TCU 4-2

West Virginia 4-2

Kansas State 2-4

Oklahoma 1-5

() Rankings from the AVCA Coaches Poll

*Oklahoma State does not sponsor volleyball



-Texas received one first place vote

-Texas has two players in the top 10 nationally for Blocks Per Set. Morgan Johnson is fourth at 1.81 while Chiaka Ogbogu is seventh at 1.78. As a team, the Longhorns are ranked second with 3.72 blocks per set.

-Iowa State’s Ainise Havili is seventh nationally in Assists Per Set with 12.46. As a team, Kansas is ranked fourth with 14.62 assists per set.

Kelsie Payne (Kansas) is the second consecutive Jayhawk to earn Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week honors. Payne was named the Most Valuable Player of the Wolverine Invitational. During the tournament, she averaged 4.80 kills per set and achieved a .389 hitting percentage.

-Freshman Lexi Sun (Texas) is the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week. Sun was named the Most Valuable Player of the USD Tournament in San Diego after a weekend which saw her post 3.1 kills per set, 19 digs, eight blocks, four assists and two service aces.



Upcoming Schedule

Thursday, September 7th

Texas A&M Corpus Christi at Texas (Longhorn Network) Noon

Nevada at Baylor in Honolulu, Hawaii 4:45 p.m.

North Florida at Kansas State in Atlanta, Ga. 7 p.m.

Denver at Texas (Longhorn Network) 7 p.m.


Friday, September 8th

Xavier at Kansas State in Atlanta, Ga. 10 a.m.

Tennessee Tech at West Virginia in Dayton, Ohio 11 a.m.

Lamar at Texas Tech (TexasTech.TV) Noon

Belmont at Kansas (ESPN3) Noon

Nicholls State at Oklahoma in New Orleans 4 p.m.

Duke at TCU 6 p.m.

Harvard at West Virginia in Dayton, Ohio 6 p.m.

UC Riverside at Texas Tech (TexasTech.TV) 6 p.m.

Purdue at Kansas (ESPN3) 7 p.m.

Iowa State at Iowa 7 p.m.

Kansas State at Georgia Tech 7 p.m.

Baylor at Hawaii 7 p.m.

Minnesota at Texas (Longhorn Network) 8 p.m.


Saturday, September 9th

Southern Miss at Oklahoma in New Orleans 10 a.m.

UT Rio Grande Valley at Texas Tech (TexasTech.TV) 1 p.m.

Away from the Gridiron: Big 12 cross country, soccer and volleyball
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