Sept. 11, 2010
Adams sets course record at Bearcat Open
Adams at the Bearcat Open (5K):
2008 -- 20:34.3 (top collegiate runner)
2009 -- 20:50.0 (7th place)
2010 -- 18:26.7 (1st place, course record)
MARYVILLE, Mo.-Northwest Missouri State junior Angela Adams won the Bearcat Open five-kilometer race with a course-record time of 18:26.7 Saturday on the Bearcat Cross Country Course. Adams' time is 44.5 seconds faster the previous mark set by Northwest's Anna O'Brien in 2008. It is also the sixth-fastest 5K time in program history and a 2 minute, 24 second-improvement on the time Adams ran at this race nearly a year ago to the day.
Adams led five Northwest runners who placed in the top seven. The Bearcats' team score of 23 was 12 better than second-place William Jewell. Peru State placed third with 82 points. Northwest is the 22nd-ranked team in Division II.
William Jewell's A.J. Deng and Jessie Johnson placed second and third, respectively, with times of 19:52. Northwest senior Kayli Hrdlicka placed fourth with a time of 20:04. Bearcat freshman Taylor Woodruff competed in her first collegiate meet and took fifth with a time of 20:09.
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