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Cross Country Makes Good Showing in MSSU Stampede

Sep 15, 2018

College of the Ozarks Cross Country men's and women's teams participated Saturday morning in the Missouri Southern Stampede in Joplin, Missouri.

 

The Lady Bobcats finished 12th of 20 teams with a 5K total time of 1:44:27, and the Bobcats collected 11th place out of 24 teams, posting an 8K team time of 2:25:24.

 

It was a great start to the season for sophomore Bethany Edgar, who finished 38th overall out of 205 runners and posted the top spot for the Lady Bobcats.  Edgar ran 20:05.5, bettering her personal record by more than one minute.  Sophomore Adeline Holder (63rd, 20:46.2), junior Hannah Duncan (68th, 20:51.7) and sophomore Bethany Marteney  (71st, 20:56.0) finished close behind to provide a solid team score.

The Bobcats took 11th place out of 24 teams with a team time of 2:25:24 in the 8K race. 

 

Freshman Garrett Pierce led the way for the men’s team. It was Pierce's first 8K, following a successful high school career in Sandpoint, Idaho, and he adapted very well.  Pierce finished 24th of 227 racers with a time of 27:43.0. Sophomore Sammy Baumer was right behind, finishing 29th (27:47.6) and senior Shane York came in a strong third for the Cats (59th, 27:47.7).

Heat was a factor in today’s race, as the temperature was 80° by the start of the men’s race at 9:00 a.m.

 

The men and women will head to Fayetteville later in the week to compete in the Chile Pepper Festival on September 22.