Wyoming Cross Country Teams Place 2nd And 4th At Northern Colorado Invite

Oct. 11, 2003

Greeley, Colo. - The University of Wyomingcross country teams raced to second and fourth placefinishes, respectively, at the Northern ColoradoInvitational Saturday in Greeley, Colo. The Cowgirlscaptured second place with a team score of 65 while theCowboys ran to a fourth place finish with 81 points.

Jennifer Thompson paced the Cowgirls in the women's 5krace. The junior crossed the finish line in 19:07 to place5th overall. Junior Ashley Pederson took 10th place with atime of 19:33 while junior Natalie Kean followed in 12thplace with a time of 19:37. Other Cowgirls that paced theteam to their best finish of the season were sophomoreEmeral Reid (20th, 20:02), junior Rachel Stacy (26th,20:12), freshman Lauren Tonoli (31st, 20:20), sophomoreChristine Michel (35th, 20:31), sophomore Kristen Braunies(44th, 20:43), senior Jennifer Mansell (45th, 20:44),sophomore Shannon Obermire (60th, 21:22), sophomore MaggieDiller (62nd, 21:37), and sophomore Amber Barlow (74th,22:15).UW's Brian Knight led the Cowboys once again as hecrossed the finish line in the men's 8k race in 26:22 fora third place finish. Knight has been the Pokes top finisherin each race this season. Senior Jason Delaney finished 15thwith a time of 27:02. Sophomore Ragen Driver finished with atime of 27:03 to place 17th, while freshman Jason Sandersfinished 25th clocking in at 27:32. Other Cowboy finisherswere senior Kyle Chessebrough (29th, 27:59), and sophomoreBrian Harnisch (64th, 32:01).

The Cowboy and Cowgirl harriers will next compete at theMountain West Conference Cross Country Championships in SanDiego, Calif. on Nov. 1st.