Wyoming Cross Country Teams Open 2003 Season

Sept. 5, 2003

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Laramie, Wyo. - The University ofWyoming cross country teams opened up their 2003 season athome Friday by hosting the Wyoming Open Cross Country Meetat Jacoby Golf Course in Laramie.

Colorado State's men and women took the team titles asboth teams placed four runners in the top ten. Moses Tumfrom Colorado at Colorado Springs won the men's four milerace with a time of 20:56. Winning the women's 2.5 mileand running unattached was Nicole Feest posting a time of14:19.

The Cowboys placed four runners in the top 20 spots,including one in the top ten. Leading the Cowboys wassophomore Brian Knight (6th, 20:48). Other Cowboys in thetop 20 were senior Jason Delaney (11th, 22:23), junior KyleCheesbrough (18th, 23:11), and sophomore Jeremey Thompson(19th, 23:12). The Cowboys finished 3rd with 61 total teampoints.

The Cowgirls placed two runners in the top 10 spots, andfour in the top 20. Leading the Cowgirls were juniorJennifer Thompson (7th, 14:33), and junior Natalie Kean(10th, 14:51). Other cowgirls in the top 20 were sophomoresChristine Michael (14th, 15:12), and Elena Helmerick (16th,15:15). The Cowgirls ran their way to a third place finishin the open with 60 total points.

"This was an awareness meet for us," said Wyoming headcross country coach Jim Sanchez. "We're not reallyconcerned with team scores, I could see that the effort wasthere and we're only going to get better. Big improvementsdon't happen overnight."

The Wyoming cross country teams will compete next onSeptember 20th at the Woody Greeno Invite in Lincoln, Neb.