CHICKASHA – The NAIA Mid-States Classic proved to be a strong race for the Drover women, who set their season and career bests in the Saturday morning race in Winfield, Kan.
As a team, the Drovers finished 24th of 29 with a total time of 1:54:05.83, or 22:49.17 average.
USAO’s fastest runner, Deborah Park, finished the 5-kilometer race in 20:57.21, nearly 30 seconds faster than her career best set earlier this season. With Saturday’s race, she comes in fourth in school history in fastest 5K.
CHICKASHA – Even though the Drover men were only three strong, they each had a great meet personally on Saturday afternoon at the NAIA Mid-States Classic in Winfield, Kan., setting career and season records.
Since only three runners competed for USAO, they did not qualify for a team score.
Matthew Crow, who ran in 2012-13 but joined the Drovers this year mid-season, set a career best by finishing the 8-kilometer race in 30:28.31. That time was nearly a minute faster than his personal best set last season and is good for third place in school history for fastest 8K.