CHICKASHA – Heading into their first meet of the 2013 season, Coach Leandra Johnson and the Drover cross country teams are ready to represent the university in the sport in its second year.
“I think the season is going to be alright. We’ve been practicing for about a week now,” Johnson said. “I think we will get better. We are going to be a little better than we did last year and that’s going to be our goal each year is to get...
CHICKASHA — Running among 218 other racers on Saturday, freshman Jeffrey Poolaw set his own personal record for an eight-kilometer course, beating out his time from earlier this month by nearly 25 seconds.
Poolaw finished the race, which is roughly five miles, in 31:36.05. He has improved his time steadily in each of the three eight-kilometer races USAO has competed in.
CHICKASHA – Albert Loveless, Jr., may have been the epitome of an interdisciplinary studies student at USAO in the mid-1990s. Loveless, an art student turned athlete, ran cross country for the Drovers in 1994, competing both seasons of the sport.
Now, using his art degree and a business sense, Loveless is the owner and operator of AllStar Screen Printing in Piedmont.
“I decided to start my own business and I didn’t...
CHICKASHA – With less than a season under its belt, the USAO men’s cross country team is finding its stride, said junior runner Kieran Brennan.
“It’s been a progressive season. We started off OK, continuously throughout every race and every practice, we have been getting better and better,” he said. “It’s been a good season. It’s been difficult because it is new to a lot of us.”
CHICKASHA – Competing in their longest race to date, the Drover men continue to gain valuable experience competing against some top runners at Saturday morning’s 76th Annual Cowboy Jamboree on Oklahoma State’s campus.
At eight kilometers, roughly five miles, the Jamboree was the longest race for the men so far this season. Previously, they competed in 5K and 6K meets. It is also the largest race with more than 200 competitors in...
CHICKASHA – It’s been 40 years of blood, sweat and tears. Forty years of struggles and forty years of success. Forty years of Shining Moments.
USAO will celebrate its 40th Anniversary of Drover Athletics in first weekend of November. Registration, which is just $65 for a weekend full of events, is open currently, but prices will increase in less than two weeks. The deadline for early bird registration is Sept. 30.