CHICKASHA – In their first 8-kilometer race of the season, the Drover men came out looking to tackle a hilly course against stiff competition, racing among 153 competitors at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree on Saturday in Stillwater.
The Drovers, who have now completed three races this season, ran a 4-mile and a 6-kilometer race this season. The Jamboree was their first 8-kilometer, which translates to nearly five miles. The race attracts runners from all over the area, including schools in Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas.
CHICKASHA – Just two meets into the 2013 cross country season and runners on both the men’s and the women’s team continue to improve their times. Captain Deborah Park, a sophomore on the squad, said the season is off to a great start.
“The season is going really, really well. It was quite a challenge last year. It was my first semester in school and in cross country,” Park said. “After first semester, I’ve learned so much … so we are really improving on how to practice and what’s good for us.”
High School: Jones was named Sixth Man as both a freshman and a sophomore and earned the Lady Redskin Award at Rush Springs High School. While averaging 13 points per game, she helped her team become District Champions and Regional Runners Up. Her senior year, RSHS qualified for the area tournament.
Major: Physical Education
Interesting Fact: Her ears turn red when embarrassed.