Cowboy Cross Country Team Competes at Iowa State Memorial Classic

Oct. 14, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The University of Wyoming men's cross country team ran at the Iowa State Memorial Classic in Ames, Iowa, Saturday, where 13 of the nation's top 25 men's competed. The meet was a preview of the upcoming NCAA Cross Country Championships to be held in Ames on Nov. 20.

Wyoming senior Joe Hall was the top Cowboy finisher in the "A" race, finishing the 10,000 meter course in a time of 31:36.20. Hall finished 31st out of 360 runners and was the only UW athlete to compete in the "A" race. Colorado's Jorge Torres won the individual title with a time of 30:31.

In the "B" race, Greg Schabron placed fifth out of 118 competitors with a time of 32:39.2. Other Poke finishers were Chris Jons in 43rd with a time of 33:55.5, Kyle Johnson in 63rd (34:42.0), Cody Brown in 66th (34:55.4) and Nick Schabron in 110th (38:33.6).

Wyoming placed fourth out of eight teams in the "B" race with 103 team points. William and Mary won the "B" race with 23 points.

"This was a very competitive race today with most of the top teams in the nation competing," said UW head cross country coach Jim Sanchez. "Joe Hall ran an exceptional race considering the quality of the competition he raced against. The rest of the team ran very hard and is continuing to show small improvements."

The Cowboy cross country team will take a week off before it travels to the Mountain West Conference Championships in Fort Collins, Colo., Oct. 28.