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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, beating out his previous 8-kilometer time by just seconds. He said the reason had...

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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 joined the Drovers this year mid-season, set a career best by finishing the 8-kilometer race in 30:28.31...

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CHICKASHA – The men’s cross country team came out at the OBU Invitational on Saturday, to build on the momentum they got at the previous meet in the OSU Cowboy Jamboree.

The Drovers did just that by having all members beating their previous 8-kilometer time of the season.

The Drovers placed three runners at the race, which doesn’t qualify them for a team score, as a team must have five runners to receive team points.


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CHICKASHA – In their first 8-kilometer race of the season, the Drover men came out looking to tackle a hilly course against stiff competition, racing among 153 competitors at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree on Saturday in Stillwater.

The Drovers, who have now completed three races this season, ran a 4-mile and a 6-kilometer race this season. The Jamboree was their first 8-kilometer, which translates to nearly five miles. The race attracts...


BETHANY – The Drovers came in to their second meet to improve on their times from the previous meet and they did just that on Saturday morning at the OCU Fall Classic.

With each runner improving on the first meet’s time, it was first time runner for the Drovers Robert Dupoint, who had the best for the team in Saturdays 6-kilometer race.

Dupoint came in with a time of 21:55.38, which was good enough for a sixth place finish at...

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CHICKASHA – In just its second season, the cross country team at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma is looking to continue to improve and build on last year’s performance.

“One of the biggest goals is just to be better than we were last year. We are still trying to build, and we are still trying to get strong runners in so we can really begin competing,” said Leandra Johnson, men’s and women’s cross country head coach...

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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...

Matt Crow and Aaron Manuel

CHICKASHA – Two Drover men’s cross country runners were honored this week by being named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes.

Both Matthew Crow and Aaron Manuel earned the honor, which was awarded to 203 men across the country, in the Drovers’ first year of the sport.

A runner must be a junior or senior in academic standing and much maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher to become a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-...

Jeffrey Poolaw

CHICKASHA – In the Sooner Athletic Conference Championships, freshman Jeffrey Poolaw recorded his best time to date for an eight-kilometer race.

Poolaw finished the course in 30:10, more than 25 seconds fast than he did in the previous race. This record is the second fastest time recorded by a Drover this season.

Matthew Crow was the Drovers’ second racer to finish, crossing the finish line at 32:21. Coming in right...

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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.

But it was Kieran Brennan who was the Drovers’...