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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

October 8, 2007

Results from the Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic

Memphis, Tenn. - The Northwest Missouri State men's and women's cross country teams competed in the Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic last weekend, hosted by Christian Brothers University. The men competed in the 8K race, against 341 runners and 42 teams, finishing 16th overall with 462 team points. The women competed in the 5K race, against 329 runners and 41 teams, finishing eighth overall with 277 team points and finishing third among Division II teams.

Sophomore Ben Chappell led the men with a 44th place finishing time of 25:54.51. This marks the fourth straight meet this year that Chappell has finished in first place for Northwest. Following in second for Northwest was freshman T.R. Pursell finishing with a time of 26:43.08 in 99th place. Pursell has finished second for Northwest three out of the four meets this year.

Junior Anna O'Brien was at the front of the Bearcat effort finishing in 19th place overall with a time of 18:44.51. This sets a new personal best for O'Brien and makes her time the eighth fastest time in Northwest history. O'Brien was the sixth best among Division II runners, beating out many Division I runners. Senior Karah Spader
followed right behind O'Brien finishing 20th overall with a time of 18:50.39. This also sets a personal best for Spader.

Northwest Finishers

44 Chappell, Ben 25:54.51

99 Pursell, T.R. 26:43.08

108 Guerrero, German 26:51.35

134 Franz, David 27:14.20

159 Gates, Ryan 27:42.35

173 Whitaker, Harry 27:57.12

182 Sorensen, Brad 28:05.41

196 Myers, Kaden 28:25.32

219 Davidson, Anthony 28:42.83

224 King, Chris 28:52.61


19 O'Brien, Anna 18:44.51

20 Spader, Karah 18:50.39

81 McManigal, Maggie 19:49.40

83 Bowness, Jane 19:51.76

94 Marshman, Madison 20:01.34

107 Sample, Blair 20:11.29

130 Jantz, Mary 20:32.90

134 Dittburner, Jennifer 20:36.26

140 Nichols, Jessica 20:44.56

147 Eversgerd, Kim 20:54.83

152 Gray, Amanda 20:57.41

193 Hrdlicka, Kayli 21:38.22

206 Shearer, Tennille 21:52.40

230 Tinsley, Megan 22:23.31

For more information, please contact:

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

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