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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

November 4, 2006

Northwest Cross Country ends 2006 season at NCAA Regionals

Warrensburg, MO. - The Northwest Missouri State men's and women's teams traveled to Warrensburg, MO., for the NCAA South Central Regionals at the Keth Memorial Golf Course. The men competed in the 10K race with two runners finishing in the top 20. The women competed in the 6K race with two runners finishing in the top 50. The women's team finished in tenth place with a team score of 292. There were a total of 19 women's teams and a total of 130 participants. The men's team finished in seventh place with a team score of 197. There were a total of 17 men's teams and a total of 103 participants.

In the men's 10K race, senior Matt Pohren finished first among Bearcat runners in 15th place with a time of 32.46.10. Finishing second for Northwest was junior Bichok Deng in 20th place with a time of 33.04.2.

On the women's side, junior Karah Spader was the top Northwest runner in 35th place with a mark of 23.22.10. Sophomore Anna O'Brien finished second for Northwest in 49th place with a mark of 23.44.6. This is the first time in the last two seasons that O'Brien has not finished first for Northwest. O'Brien and Spader have still finished first and second for Northwest for the past 13 meets straight.

Neither the men's or women's team will be proceding to the NCAA championships due to placing. This will mark the end of the 2006 Cross Country season for Northwest Missouri State University.

Men's Bearcat Finishers - 10K
15 Pohren, Matt 32:46.10
20 Deng, Bichok 33:04.20
39 Dart, Brandon 33:56.70
53 Huerta, Austin 34:48.30
74 Sorensen, Brad 35:34.80
89 Davidson, Anthony 36:58.50
93 Gates, Ryan 37:34.60

Women's Bearcat Finishers - 6K
35 Spader, Karah 23:22.10
49 O'Brien, Anna 23:44.60
75 Sample, Blair 24:47.20
79 Dittburner, Jennifer 24:55.70
81 Bowness, Jane 24:56.00
91 Benedict, Anne 25:39.50
92 Degase, Kristen 25:40.40

For more information, please contact:

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

Northwest Athletics
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