OSU Dominates 74th Cowboy Jamboree

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University Women Results in PDF Format

STILLWATER, Okla. - The Oklahoma State cross country program turned in one its most dominant performances in the 74-year history of the Cowboy Jamboree Saturday, claiming the first-place individual and first-place team finish in both the men's and women's university divisions.

"We won as a team in both races and it was fun," coach Dave Smith said. "I don't think that's happened in a long, long time. For the most part, we did what we tried to do and executed the race plan that we talked about before the race, so I was happy with that. The women did a great job. I'm really happy with the way they stuck together and ran as a group."

Smith has every right to be proud of the Cowgirls, who won the Cowboy Jamboree for the first time since 2006 and claimed the individual champion in the event for the first time since Hanna Smedstad won in 1998.

Cowgirl senior Mihaela Susa was the top finisher in the event, running the 6,000-meter race with a time of 21:10.53, about four seconds in front of second-place finisher Sydney Messick of Kansas State.

"I wanted to win the race - me or one of the other OSU girls," Susa said. "It's my last year. I just wanted one of us to win so we could say, `We won Jamboree.'"

Susa wasn't the only Cowgirl who had a good race, as she was one of five OSU runners to finish in the top 10 in less than 22 minutes as Victoria Fratczak, Natalja Piliusina, Felicity Milton and Kate Kujawa crossed the line in fourth, fifth, sixth and ninth place, respectively.

On the men's side, the defending national champion Cowboys took care of business and convincingly beat the rest of the field, finishing 82 points ahead of second place Michigan.

OSU junior Girma Mecheso anchored the Cowboys' meet championship, winning the individual title by more than 20 seconds over second-place finisher Kennedy Kithuka of Wayland Baptist University. His win marked the first individual championship for the Cowboys at the event since Mindaugas Pukstas won in 2003.

"This is our home meet so I know the course and feel good," Mecheso said. "Winning at this point is not a big deal. Our coach told us to go as a team and that's what we did and that's why we won."

Mecheso had plenty of help from his teammates in claiming the team title, as Colby Lowe, German Fernandez, Tom Farrell and Johnathan Stublaski finished fifth, sixth, seventh and ninth, respectively.

In addition to the university races, OSU also hosted men's and women's college division races.

Florence Ngetich of El Paso Community College dominated the rest of the field in the women's 5,000-meter college race, finishing in first place with a time of 17:55.43, which was more than 30 seconds better than second-place finisher Amy Pierson of Southwestern College. The team title, however, went to Midwestern State University, who narrowly edged Cowley College, 67-68, due in large part to Brissia Montalvo's fourth place time of 18:52.93.

The 8,000-meter men's college division race was not nearly as close, as Cowley College claimed the team title by more than 30 points over second-place Eastern New Mexico University. The individual title went to Colby Community College's Edward Limo, who crossed the line at 25:15.49.

Oklahoma State cross country returns to action Oct. 16, as athletes compete at both the Chile Pepper Festival in Fayetteville, Ark., and the Pre-National meet in Terre Haute, Ind.

74th Annual Cowboy Jamboree
Sept. 25, 2010 - OSU Cross Country Course - Stillwater, Okla.

University Women Team Standings
1. Oklahoma State, 25 points
2. Kansas State, 47 points
3. Pittsburg State, 142 points
4. Cal State Fullerton, 159 points
5. Oklahoma, 161 points
6. TCU, 179 points
7. South Plains College, 186 points
8. Abilene Christian, 215 points
9. Southwest Baptist, 230 points
10. Texas State at San Marcos, 231 points
11. Oral Roberts, 251 points
12. Arkansas Pine Bluff, 274 points
13. Maryville University, 354 points
14. Texas A&M-Commerce, 366 points

University Women Top 25 Finishers (6,000 meters)
1. Mihaela Susa, Oklahoma State - 21:10.53
2. Sydney Messick, Kansas State - 21:14.24
3. Agnes Kemboi, TCU - 21:30.75
4. Victoria Fratczak, Oklahoma State - 21:31.69
5. Natalja Piliusina, Oklahoma State - 21:35.55
6. Felicity Milton, Oklahoma State - 21:37.19
7. Boglarka Bozzay, Kansas State - 21:38.73
8. Martina Tresch, Kansas State - 21:43.04
9. Kate Kujawa, Oklahoma State - 21:56.25
10. Avery Clifton, Kansas State - 22:02.54
11. Tenley Determan, Unattached - 22:05.70
12. Sheila Ndasym, Oral Roberts - 22:06.95
13. Victoria Hanna, Oklahoma State - 22:13.30
14. Natoya Goule, South Plains College - 22:20.71
15. Molly Ferguson, Oklahoma - 22:22.83
16. Anais Belledant, Abilene Christian - 22:24.62
17. Annie Martin, Oklahoma - 22:25.53
18. Tricia Terry, TCU - 22:31.14
19. Gail Munoz, Cal State Fullerton - 22:33.75
20. Melanie Funke, Oklahoma State - 22:38.11
21. Alyssa Bellinder, Kansas State - 22:39.57
22. Melissa Peden, Pittsburgh State - 22:40.61
23. Laura Lee Baird, Kansas State - 22:41.81
24. Meghan Heuer, Kansas State - 22:44.11
25. Kristen Radcliff, Unattached - 22:44.96

University Men Team Standings
1. Oklahoma State, 28 points
2. Michigan, 110 points
3. Wayland Baptist, 143 points
4. Central Missouri, 175 points
5. Kansas State, 185 points
6. Oklahoma Christian, 195 points
7. Rice, 197 points
8. Pittsburg State, 215 points
9. East Central, 250 points
10. Abilene Christian, 257 points
11. TCU, 265 points
12. Cal State Fullerton, 278 points
T13. South Plains College, 292 points
T13. Texas State-San Marcos, 292 points
15. Southwest Baptist, 323 points
16. Maryville University, 468 points
17. Texas A&M-Commerce, 470 points
18. Oral Roberts, 548 points

University Men Top 25 Finishers (8,000 meters)
1. Girma Mecheso, Oklahoma State - 23:46.17
2. Kennedy Kithuka, Wayland Baptist - 24:06.39
3. Silas Kisorio, Oklahoma Christian - 24:21.93
4. Amos Sang, Abilene Christian - 24:25.04
5. Colby Lowe, Oklahoma State - 24:28.59
6. German Fernandez, Oklahoma State - 24:28.74
7. Tom Farrell, Oklahoma State - 24:28.80
8. David Chirchir, Unattached - 24:28.83
9. Kemoy Campbell, South Plains College - 24:33.74
10. Johnathan Stublaski, Oklahoma State - 24:47.82
11. Craig Forys, Michigan - 24:50.31
12. Matt McElroy, Oklahoma State - 24:55.69
13. Festus Kigen, TCU - 24:57.84
14. Joseph Manilafasha, Oklahoma State - 25:00.51
15. Geoffrey Njonjo, Oklahoma Christian - 25:01.81
16. Jeff Arnier, Oklahoma State - 25:03.50
17. Cleophas Tani, Abilene Christian - 25:04.40
18. Brett Carter, Central Missouri - 25:14.15
19. Hildon Boen, Wayland Baptist - 25:14.20
20. Shane Moskowitz, Unattached - 25:17.36
21. Bobby Aprill, Michigan - 25:20.57
22. Adam Volkert, Pittsburg State - 25:21.28
23. Sean Fleming, Oklahoma State - 25:25.77
24. Edward Taragon, Wayland Baptist - 25:27.81
25. Neal Smith, Unattached - 25:31.73

College Women Team Standings
1. Midwestern State, 67 points
2. Cowley College, 68 points
3. Fort Hays State, 170 points
4. Baker University, 180 points
5. Central Missouri, 203 points
6. Eastern New Mexico, 208 points
7. Wayland Baptist, 209 points
8. El Paso Community College, 212 points
9. Southwestern College, 251 points
10. Incarnate Word, 272 points
11. West Texas A&M, 283 points
12. East Central, 303
13. Southwestern Oklahoma State, 329 points
14. McPherson College, 386 points
15. Evangel University, 402 points
16. Newman University, 408 points
17. Oklahoma Christian, 409 points
18. Central Oklahoma, 410 points
19. Oklahoma Wesleyan, 475 points
20. Southern Nazarene, 541 points
21. Lubbock Christian, 622 points
22. Northwestern Oklahoma State, 664 points
23. Colby Community College, 706 points
24. Coffeyville Community College, 708 points
25. Oklahoma City, 716 points
26. Arkansas-Fort Smith, 752 points
27. Rogers State, 758 points
28. Haskell Indian Nations University, 774 points
29. Oklahoma Panhandle State, 788 points
30. Southeastern Oklahoma State, 824 points

College Women Top Five Finishers (5,000 meters)
1. Florence Ngetich, El Paso CC - 17:55.43
2. Amy Pierson, Southwestern College - 18:28.72
3. Purity Cheruiyot, Cowley College - 18:40.65
4. Brissia Montalvo, Midwestern State - 18:52.93
5. Kaitlyn Belisle, Cowley College - 19:10.50

College Men Team Standings
1. Cowley College, 51 points
2. Eastern New Mexico, 82 points
3. Fort Hays State, 103 points
4. Southwestern College, 125 points
5. Incarnate Word, 139 points
6. Colby Community College - 177 points
7. Cameron - 201 points
8. Baker University - 218 points
9. West Texas A&M - 290 points
10. El Paso Community College - 308 points
11. McPherson College - 319 points
12. Lubbock Christian, 340 points
13. Newman University, 387 points
14. Coffeyville CC - 415 points
15. Southern Nazarene, 444 points
16. Oklahoma Christian, 458 points
17. Rogers State, 502 points
18. Oklahoma Panhandle State, 520 points
19. Evangel University, 539 points
20. Haskell Indian Nations University, 541 points
21. Oklahoma City, 571 points
22. Arkansas-Fort Smith, 610 points
23. Oklahoma Wesleyan, 638 points

College Men Top Five Finishers (8,000 meters)
1. Edward Limo, Colby CC - 25:15.49
2. Josh Garcia, Cowley College - 25:21.72
3. Mark Thompson, Unattached - 25:50.26
4. Wade Miller, Unattached - 25:57.71
5. Mohamed Noor, Eastern New Mexico - 25:58.31

 

 

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