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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release


Sept. 10, 2011

Northwest opens season with Bearcat Open

MARYVILLE - The Northwest Missouri State men's and women's cross country teams picked up wins late Friday night in their first meet of the season hosting the 2011 Bearcat Open.

The men placed their top five runners in the top seven, while the women's top five runners finished in the top 12.

For the women Angela Adams came in as the individual winner for Northwest with a time of 18:49.0 followed by Katti Carroll in second. Carroll covered the 5k course with a time of 19:13.4 as Hedi Johnson and Jordan Esry gave the Bearcat women four runners in the top 10.

On the men's side TR Pursell paced the Bearcats with a second place finish followed by Zachary Layton in third. Pursell covered the men's four mile course in 21:06.5 while Layton was close behind at 21:12.8.

Northwest heads to Lincoln, Neb., next weekend as both the men and women will compete at the Woody Greeno Invitational.

For more information, please contact:

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

Northwest Athletics
Lamkin Activity Center | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468