Hillcat Cross Country Opens Season at UCO Land Run
EDMOND, Okla.- The Rogers State men’s and women’s cross country teams started the 2012 season with top three finishes at the UCO Land Run on Saturday.
The women registered a second place finish as they collected a team score of 72. Sooner Athletic Conference foe Oklahoma Baptist earned the team title.
Freshman Haley Taylor paced the Hillcats women in the 5K race as she tallied a ninth place finished with a time of 19:25.
Brenda Felipe followed with an 11th place finish in 19:28 and Christi Dougherty registered a 15th place with a time of 19:41.
Coree Lenhart and Maria Apolinar rounded out the top five placing 23rd and 26th respectively.
The RSU men registered 85 points for a third place finish in the four-mile race. The 2011 defending NAIA National Champions Oklahoma Christian earned the top spot on the men’s side.
Rogers State will return to action on September 15th as the Cats travel to Missouri Southern in Joplin for the Southern Stampede. The women’s race begins at 8 a.m. and the men follow at 9 a.m.