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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...

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CHICKASHA – With just weeks to practice for the first meet of the season, Coach Leandra Johnson and her cross country teams have been focusing on overall fitness in preparation for competition.

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma will open the season at the UCO Land Run on Sept. 6.

“I think we’ll do pretty well,” Johnson said. “It’s always exciting to see how we will do the first meet because then it shows...

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CHICKASHA – As the third season for the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Cross Country teams begin, the runners — and their coach, Leandra Johnson — are motivated to get out on the course.

The Drovers arrived on campus a week before school started — less than three weeks before the first meet. Johnson said the teams were concentrating on overall fitness in the early practices.

“We’ve just focused on really...

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CHICKASHA – After 40 years dedicated to the university’s athletic programs and more than a decade as an athletic director, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma’s Brisco McPherson became the NAIA’s fourth member of the John McLendon Minority Athletics Administrators Hall of Fame.

The John McLendon Minority Scholarship Steering Committee unanimously selected McPherson as this year’s inductee, who was a long-time men’s...