Wyoming Cross Country Ends Season At NCAA Regional Championships

Nov. 16, 2003

Laramie, Wyo. - The University ofWyoming cross country teams ended their 2003 season at theNCAA Mountain Region Championship Saturday in Riverdale,Utah. The Cowgirls placed 12th out of 16 teams in thewomen's 6k while the Cowboys took 14th out the 14 teamfield in the men's 10k race.

Junior Jennifer Thompson was the Cowgirls top finisherplacing 36th overall with a time of 22:33.9, her best timeof the season. Junior Natalie Kean was the second Cowgirl tocross the finish line. Her time of 23:14.0 placed her 62ndout of the field of 114 runners. Other UW notables in thewomen's race were junior Ashley Pedersen (66th, 23:19.5),sophomore Tanice Barnett (72nd, 23:29.7), sophomoreChristine Michel (77th, 23:33), sophomore Elena Helmerick(84th, 23:43.1) and sophomore Emerald Reid (86th, 23:45.7).

For the sixth time this season sophomore Brian Knight wasthe first Cowboy to cross the finish line, his time of32:30.9 took 44th place in the field of 96 total runners.Sophomore Ragen Driver finished 72nd with a time of 33:38.3.Sophomore Brian Harnisch (34:07.9), senior Jason Delaney(34:12.6) and junior Kyle Cheesebrough (34:16.8) finished81st, 82nd and 83rd respectively, and freshman Jason Sandersrounded out the UW runners with a time of 35:25.8 for 92ndplace.

UW's harriers will now prepare for the 2003-04 indoortrack and field season which begins on Dec. 13th with theprograms annual intrasquad meet.