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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

November 5, 2005

Cross Country Finishes Season at NCAA Regional Meet

ABILENE, Tex. - Junior Drew Wilson (Stanton, Iowa) led the Bearcats to a seventh place team finish in the NCAA Division II South Central Regional Meet, hosted by Abilene Christian University. Freshman Anna O'Brien (Easton, Mo.) finished 31st overall to lead the women's team to a 12th place team finish on Sat., Nov. 5.

Wilson finished the 10K run in 26th with a time of 34:54.7, followed closely by Matt Pohren (Omaha, Neb.) in 27th with 24:58. Pohren has finished in the top two for the Bearcats in every meet this season. Junior Bryan Touney (Lake Lotawana, Mo.) crossed the finish line in 35:11, 30th of 93 runners, in his fifth top-five finish for Northwest this season. The men's team finished three points behind fourth-place Missouri Southern

O'Brien finished first for the Bearcats with a time of 24:42.5 in the 6K race, while Karah Spader (York, Neb.) finished 33rd overall and second for Northwest. O'Brien and Spader have finished first-second for Northwest in every race this season. Maggie McManigal (Colorado Springs, Colo.) finished 64th of 127 runners, and freshman Amanda Gray (Rock Port, Mo.) rounded out the top-100 runners, finishing 96th in 27:57.6.

Nicodemus Naimadu of Abilene Christian repeated as the regional champion, finishing with a time of 31:13.9, while Trina Cox of Abilene Christian was the women's champion in 21:49.1. Central Missouri State took top team honors in the women's division, while Abilene Christian was the men's champion.

Northwest Men's Finishers:
26. Drew Wilson (34:54.7)
27. Matt Pohren (34:58)
30. Bryan Touney (35:11)
43. Austin Huerta (35:56.1)
44. Jeff Kanger (35:59.65)
54. Brandon Dart (36:56.25)
65. Devin McCall (37:17)

Northwest Women's Finishers:
31. Anna O'Brien (24:42.5)
33. Karah Spader (24:42.7)
64. Maggie McManigal (25:53.5)
96. Amanda Gray (27:57.6)
103. Krista Martine (28:24.4)
113. Heather Brokaw (29:45.35)

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics
sid@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

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