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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

October 6, 2006

O'Brien and Pohren Top Northwest Runners At Coyote Invitational

VERMILLION, S.D. - The Northwest Missouri State men's and women's cross country teams traveled to Vermillion, S.D. this afternoon for the Coyote Invitational, hosted by the University of South Dakota, at the Don Baker Cross Country Course. The men finished strong in the 8K race with five runners finishing in the top 12, including a second place individual finish. The women competed in the 5K course finishing with two runners in the top ten. No team scores were kept.

In the men's 8K, senior Matt Pohren was the top Bearcat runner finishing second with a time of 26:13.12. Junior Bichok Deng finished in seventh place with a time of 27:12.72. Abraham Mayola finished in sixth place in the men's 4K with a time of 15:19.13.

On the women's side, sophomore Anna O'Brien finished in fifth place with a mark of 19:19.54. This extends her streak of finishing first among Northwest runners to 11 straight meets. Junior Karah Spader finished right behind O'Brien in sixth place with a time of 19:25.15.

Tyler Watering finished top in the men's 8K race from University of South Dakota. In the women's 5K, Ramsey Kavan finished first.

The men and women will be heading to Bolivar, Mo., for the MIAA Champion¬ships on Oct. 21. Last year, the women finished in fifth place and the men finished in third place.

Men's Bearcat Finishers -8K
2. Matt Pohren - 26:13.12
7. Bichok Deng - 27:12.72
8. Drew Wilson - 27:25.16
11. Auston Huerta - 28:19.74
12. Brandon Dart - 28:25.67
16. Brad Sorensen - 29:03.10
22. Anthony Davidson - 29:50.60
23. Jesse Sewell - 29:55.29
24. Ryan Gates - 30:09.08
27. Alex Oliver - 31:29.28

Men's Bearcat Finishers - 4K
6. Abraham Mayola - 15:19.13

Women's Bearcat Finishers -5K
5. Anna O'Brien - 19:19.54
6. Karah Spader - 19:25.15
14. Jennifer Dittburner - 20:55.13
16. Blair Sample - 21:24.18
17. Jane Bowness - 21:34.04
18. Anne Benedict - 22:05.79
19. Amanda Gray - 22:09.19
21. Kim Eversgerd - 22:24.37
22. Kristen Degase - 22:35.83
23. Kim Homan - 22:44.75
24. Tennille Shearer - 23:22.33
26. Megan Tinsley - 23:48.64

For more information, please contact:

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

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