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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

September 16, 2006

Northwest Team's Both Place in the Top 10 at Woody Greeno Invite

LINCOLN, Neb. -- The Northwest Missouri State men's and women's cross country teams had two top-10 finishes in the college division at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational this afternoon, hosted by the University of Nebraska. The men tied for fifth with Butler (Kan.) Community College at 193 points in the 8K race while the women were ninth overall (229 points) behind the first-place efforts of Central Missouri State (77 points). The men's team winnner was Colorado School of Mines with 25 points.

For the ninth consecutive time, sophomore Anna O'Brien (Easton, Mo.) took first for the Bearcat runners with a mark of 24:09.20 to take 29th overall. In her Bearcat career, O'Brien has been the pack leader in all the events she has raced in. Junior Karah Spader (York, Neb.) was next in line with a clocking of 24:48.95.

On the men's side, senior Matt Pohren (Omaha, Neb.) was the top Bearcat finisher in 18th place (26:48.10). Senior Drew Wilson (Stanton, Iowa) was 15 spots later with a mark of 27:23.45.

The women take next week off and travel to Memphis, Tenn. for the Rhodes Invitational on Sept. 30. Meanwhile, the men go to the Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis, Minn. on Sept. 23.


Women's Bearcat Finishers - 6K
29. Anna O'Brien - 24:09.20
46. Karah Spader - 24:48.95
75. Jennifer Dittburner - 25:23.50
106. Maggie McManigal - 26:08.50
143. Anne Benedict - 27:00.10
156. Kim Eversgerd - 27:18.40
171. Blair Sample - 27:44.45
175. Amanda Gray - 27:51.95
176. Mandee Johnson - 27:54.30
184. Kimberly Homan - 28:19.25
202. Jane Bowness - 28:59.50
214. Megan Tinsley - 29:38.10
222. Tennille Shearer - 30:26.85

Men's Bearcat Finishers - 8K
18. Matt Pohren - 26:48.10
33. Drew Wilson - 27:23.45
52. Bichok Deng - 27:50.40
61. Brandon Dart - 28:04.30
125. Auston Huerta - 29:08.30
172. Brad Sorensen - 30:07.50
187. Jeff Ritchie - 30:28.50
219. Anthony Davidson - 31:12.15
229. Ryan Gates - 31:31.45
234. Jesse Sewell - 31:45.35
276. Alex Oliver - 34:36.65

For more information, please contact:

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

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