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October 23, 2012

USAO cross country ends regular season

— Two Drover women set their own personal records for five-kilometers in a Saturday race in Winfield, Kan.

Competing at Southwestern College, both senior Beatriz Rey and freshman Deborah Park recorded their best times to date.

Rey finished in 21:07.04, just seconds before her previously held record, while Park cut nearly a minute off of her time, finishing in 21:38.66. They were USAO’s second and third runners to cross the finish line respectively.

Finishing first for the Drovers was Brittni Kent, who ran the course in 21:01.54.

Junior Katie Jones came along fourth, with a time of 25:14.19.

Due to injury, Brittney DeWitt and Tabby Bailey didn’t race. With only four runners competing, the Drovers didn’t qualify for team placement.

It was the Drovers final regular season meet of the year. They are expected to run, however, in the conference race on Nov. 3 at Oklahoma Baptist.

Poolaw records personal best in men's race

Running among 218 other racers on Saturday, freshman Jeffrey Poolaw set his own personal record for an eight-kilometer course, beating out his time from earlier this month by nearly 25 seconds.

Poolaw finished the race, which is roughly five miles, in 31:36.05. He has improved his time steadily in each of the three eight-kilometer races USAO has competed in.

But it was Kieran Brennan who was the Drovers’ top runner in Saturday’s race, which was the NAIA Mid-States Classic at Southwestern College in Kansas. Brennan finished in 30:54.64.

Teammate Matthew Crow wasn’t far behind him, finishing in 31:33.73, just three seconds before Poolaw’s finish.

Junior Aaron Manuel finished with a time of 36:29.57, while senior Chisum Lane finished in 41:04.52.

As a team, the Drovers finished 25th as a team, just minutes behind Bethel.

It was the Drovers final regular season meet of the year. They are expected to run, however, in the conference race on Nov. 3 at Oklahoma Baptist.

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