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Angela Adams led the Bearcat women at the Festival

Oct. 16, 2010

Northwest Runs at the Chile Pepper Festival

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.-The Northwest Missouri State cross country squads traveled to Fayetteville, Ark., on Saturday to compete in the 22nd annual Chile Pepper Festival hosted by the University of Arkansas. Both the Bearcat men and women finished in 29th place, and competed against many Division I programs.

The Northwest men ran against 50 teams in the 10K race. T.R. Pursell once again was the highest finisher for the Bearcats. Pursell was the 69th collegiate runner to finish, running a time of 31:31.71. Ryan Darling placed 137th with a time of 32:44.63. Zach Layton also finished in the top-150 for the Bearcats, running a time of 32:53.83, good enough for 149th.

Sean Feehan, Carl Larsson, Ryan Podjenski, David Nilges and Taylor Overmiller also ran for Northwest at the Festival.

The Bearcat women competed against 55 other teams at the Festival. Angela Adams was the 35th collegiate finisher, pacing the Bearcats. Adams ran a 5K time of 17:42.39 which is her best time of the 2010 season. Katti Carrol placed 139th in her first action of the season. Carrol ran a time of 18:50.97.

Madison Marshman ran a season-best 18:59.93 and finished in 158th place. Kayli Hrdlicka and Taylor Woodruff both ran sub-twenty-minute times as well, running times of 19:06.87 and 19:26.85, respectively. Jordan Esry, Mary Jantz, Jenn Dittburner, Heidi Johnson, Hana Speaks, Stevie Katzer and Megan Jacobsen also competed for the Bearcats. Northwest also finished as a team, two spots higher than Dallas Baptist who is currently ranked fifth in the South Central Regional poll and No. 23 in the country.

Up Next: Northwest will travel next Saturday to the Graceland Invitational in Lamoni, Iowa. It will be the Bearcats final meet before the MIAA Championships on Nov. 6 hosted by Fort Hays State.


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