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...

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...

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’...

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...

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...

CHICKASHA – One of the big milestones of a college athlete’s career is to win a championship in their sports, but the more important milestone is graduating with a degree.

All-in-all the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma has 22 athletes who will be finishing up their collegiate career with a degree in their respective fields....

CHICKASHA – USAO’s own Matthew Crow, of the men’s cross country team, was named a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete for the second year in a row.Crow, a biology senior with a 4.0 grade point average, has been a member of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma’s men’s cross country team both seasons the program has been in existence.“...

CHICKASHA– The second season for Drover men’s cross country came to an end at the Sooner Athletic Conference meet on Saturday morning and runners saw personal records in the race.Since the final meet only having three University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma runners, the Drovers didn’t qualify for a team score.Head Coach Leandra Johnson...

CHICKASHA – Nearing an end to the Drovers second season of cross country, freshman Elias Poolaw said the team, riddled with injuries, is just taking it one step at a time.“The season’s been going good,” he said. “We’ve been taking it a meet at a time, and just taking it here and there.”In Poolaw’s most recent race, he set a personal best,...

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...

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