Cowboy and Cowgirl Harriers Compete at Rocky Mountain Shootout

Oct. 4, 2008

BOULDER, Colo. -

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The University of Wyoming cross country teams took a partial squad to the Rocky Mountain Shootout in Boulder, Colo., on Saturday, Oct. 4th.

The Cowboys and Cowgirls were represented by five freshman running against the elite University of Colorado Buffaloes, where they gained some much needed experience.

"I was happy with the way our freshman came out today and ran against some of the big dogs in the conference," said UW head coach Randy Cole.

The Cowboys were led by Laramie native, Ryan Griesbach with a 38th-place finish and a time of 27:21 in the 8k race. He was followed closely by Philemon Kimutai who placed 45th in a time of 27:32. Rounding up the field for the Pokes was Brian McGuire, a native of Moline, Ill. He finished in 52nd and a time of 27:46.

As for the Cowgirls, they were led by Molly Lux a freshman from Whitney, Neb., with her 88th-place finish and time of 26:45 in the 5.8k race. Alexandria Kesterson was the second Cowgirl to run as she crossed the tape in 93rd-place and a time of 27:38.

"It was a really good experience for these freshman to run on such a tough course and against such stiff competition," said Cole.

Up next for the Cowboy and Cowgirl harriers will be the Pre-National Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind., on October 18th. The race will once again be loaded with the top-ranked teams in the nation and should serve a good challenge for the Cowboys and Cowgirls. "I am really excited to see how we perform next week as our guys and girls have had an extra week to get ready for the Pre-National race in Ind.," finished Cole.