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CHICKASHA – There’s a shake up in the Drover cross country programs as current men’s basketball assistant will serve double-duty as the head cross country coach starting this month.

Chris Francis takes the reins of the program, with help from an assistant Sid Hudson, special assistant to the president, after former head coach Leandra Johnson resigned to...

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CHICKASHA– Two University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma runners were named to the new Academic All-Conference team presented by Cypress Risk Management.

Senior Matthew Crow and freshman Manish Puri were two of the 49 athletes who were named to the team.

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CHICKASHA – For the third year in a row, Matt Crow was named a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete for men’s cross country, the NAIA announced Monday.

Crow is a biology senior with a nearly-perfect 3.96 grade point average and one of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma’s top runners all three seasons of cross country.

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CHICKASHA – The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma began its cross country programs three years ago and joining a program still in its infancy was something freshman Sean Harvey liked about the Drovers.

“Through the years, we will keep getting better and that will cause more people to come here for cross country,” he said. “It’s just fun being a part of something new that you can kind of set the stage for everyone else. I...

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CHICKASHA – The Drover men’s cross country team had two runners set their personal records — and two had times good for the school’s Top 5 — in the Sooner Athletic Conference Championship on Saturday morning in Shawnee.

Freshman Kyle Garretson’s 29:02.57 finish put him second in the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma history books in fastest eight-kilometer...

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CHICKASHA– Senior Matt Crow sets personal record in Saturday morning’s NAIA Mid-States Classic to help the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma get ready for the Sooner Athletic Conference Championship meet on Nov. 8.

Crow came in with a time of 30:18.30, which beat his personal best by four seconds. His previous best was set earlier this year at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree...

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CHICKASHA – USAO freshman Kyle Garretson set a new school record with a 28:47.36 eight-kilometer finish at the OBU Invitational on Saturday morning in Shawnee.

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma is in its third year of the cross country program, and Garretson broke a record that was set the first season by an entire minute. The previous record, held by Kieran Brennan, was 29:48 and set at the same race in 2012.

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CHICKASHA – The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma’s men’s cross country team competed in its first eight-kilometer race of the season on Saturday morning in Stillwater.

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CHICKASHA– Drover newcomer Kyle Garretson led the way for the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Saturday morning’s Ram Ramble, hosted by Texas Wesleyan.

The Drovers finished fourth as a team. It was the first time USAO competed in the Ramble.

The course was a 5-kilometer, or a 3.1 mile, race at Gateway Park in Fort Worth, Texas, and gave USAO some of the faster times the program has ever seen.

Garretson came...

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EDMOND– Four runners from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma opened the Drovers’ third cross country season at the UCO Land Run on Saturday morning.

A minimum of five runners per team are required to qualify for a team score, so the Drovers completed individually instead of as a team.

The meet was delayed a half-hour after a rain shower, and the course was six-kilometers.

Three Drovers finished within a second...