CHICKASHA – All five of the USAO men’s cross country runners who competed in Saturday’s Oklahoma Baptist Invitational improved their eight-kilometer times, one by as much as five minutes.
While all the runners had personal-best 8K times, senior Chisum Lane knocked more than five minutes — or a minute per mile — off his time from last week. He finished the race in 33:37.00.
Aaron Manuel, a junior from Sapulpa, also saw a major improvement, cutting nearly three and a half minutes off his finish time, setting a personal record of 33:55.00.
Junior Kieran Brennan, the Drovers’ first racer to finish on Saturday, posted a time of 29:48.00, two and a half minutes faster than he ran just the week before.
Matthew Crow was just minutes behind Brennan, also finishing two minutes faster than last week. He finished the race in 31:27.00.
Freshman Jeffrey Poolaw cut just over 30 seconds off his time, finishing in 31:50.00.
As a team, the Drovers finished with an average time of 32:07.00.
The Drovers have one more regular season race, which is the NAIA Mid-States Classic in Winfield, Kan., on Oct. 20.