September 10, 2004
Women's Cross Country Places Nine, While The Men Place Three in the Top 25 at Iowa State
complete women's results | complete men's results
The Bulldog cross country teams both opened up their 2004 seasons last Friday at the Iowa State Open. Other teams at the meet, which did not have team scoring, were the host school, Drake (men only), North Dakota State, Graceland, William Penn and Simpson.
On the women's side, nine athletes placed in the top 25, including two in the top-10. Sophomore Lauren White led the team. She finished seventh overall after finishing the 5,000m course in a time of 20:10.35. Senior Dani Rawlings was 10th in a time of 20:22.93.
Kinsey Coles of North Dakota State won the women's race with a time of 19:20.84.
During the men's race, junior Eli Klimek paced Truman. He finished 16th overall with a time of 21:21.30 on the 8,000m course. Sophomore Jason Simpson and junior Aaron Wells was 22nd and 23rd, respectively. Simpson recorded a time of 27:37.00 and Wells finished in 27:45.22.
Bobby Anderson, an unattached runner, won the men's title with a time of 26:02.65.
Cross Country Notes: The men's team opens up the year ranked 15th nationally in the preseason poll ... the women's team was picked to finish second in the MIAA preseason poll while the men's team was picked third ... the men's team will be at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational next Saturday while the women's team is at the Southern Stampede in Joplin, Mo.
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