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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

October 21, 2006

Pohren finishes All Conference at MIAA cross country championships

Bolivar, Mo. - The Northwest men's and women's cross country teams traveled this afternoon to Bolivar, Mo. for the MIAA Championships, hosted by Southwest Baptist, at the Bolivar Golf Course. The women had one runner finishing in the top 20, and the men had one runner finishing in the top ten. The women's team finished in eight place and the men's team finished in fifth place. There were a total of 8 teams that attended today's meet.

In the women's 6K race, sophomore Anna O'Brien finished first among Northwest runners in 18th place with a time of 22:45.09. This extends her streak of finishing first among Northwest runners to 12 straight meets. Junior Karah Spader finished in 21st place with a time of 22:53.80.

The men competed in the 8K race with senior Matt Pohren finishing in fifth place with a mark of 24:58.75. This top-ten finish by Pohren makes him an All Conference runner. Junior Brandon Dart finished second among Northwest runners in 21st place with a time of 25:50.93.

T. Jay Sanderson finished first in the men's 8K race from Southwest Baptist University. In the women's 6K, Jonel Rossbach finished first from Emporia State.

Both teams will be taking this upcoming weekend off, and then next weekend both teams will travel to Warrensburg, Mo., for the NCAA Regionals.

Men's Bearcat Finishers - 8K
5. Matt Pohren - 24:58.75
21. Brandon Dart - 25:52.92
29. Auston Huerta - 26:05.47
52. Brad Sorensen - 25:59.87
66. Anthony Davidson - 27:50.81
69. Ryan Gray - 28:04.85
70. Jesse Sewell - 28:19.00
71. Alex Oliver - 31:16.83

Women's Bearcat Finishers - 5K
18. Anna O'Brien - 22:45.09
21. Karah Spader - 22:53.80
50. Jennifer Dittburner - 24:50.15
51. Anne Benedict - 24:50.58
52. Jane Bowness - 24:51.09
53. Kristen Degase - 24:52.49
54. Blair Sample - 24:58.82
59. Maggie McManigal - 25:16.23
62. Kim Eversgerd - 25:31.01
65. Amanda Gray - 26:06.70

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Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

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