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CHICKASHA – Seven Drovers set season best times -- five of which were personal records -- at the OBU Invitational five-kilometer race on Saturday morning in Shawnee.

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CHICKASHA – The small college experience was the perfect fit for freshman duel-sport athlete Kayle Moore, who competes on the cross country and soccer teams at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

USAO’s size allows her to compete in both fall sports while pursuing her chemistry degree, something that she admits isn’t easy.

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CHICKASHA – The Drovers sent nine runners to the Oklahoma State Cowboy Jamboree on Saturday morning in Stillwater and finished the race in 15th place as a team as one runner set her season best.

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CHICKASHA– In the second meet of the season, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma women’s cross country team finished in second place as a team and runners improved on their overall times at the Ram Ramble Invitational.

It was USAO’s first appearance at the Ramble, hosted by Texas Wesleyan in Fort Worth, Texas.

Leading the way for the Drovers was Daisy Goldsmith, who was the second Drover cross country runner to finish...

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EDMOND– The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in its 2014 debut had two of the six runners in the top 50 at the UCO Land Run on Saturday morning.

As a team, the Drovers finished eighth in the meet, with an average time of 24:55.44 for a point value of 230.

The course was a five-kilometer, or three-mile course that became wet and muddy after a 30-minute rain delay.

Daisy Goldsmith was the first Drover to come in...

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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...

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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.

USAO conferred 72 degrees in Friday evening’s fall 2013 ceremony, one-third of which were...

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CHICKASHA– With the season coming to an end for women’s cross country, the Drovers finish off the 2013 campaign with an 8th place at Sooner Athletic Conference meet on Saturday morning.

The Drovers faced their fair share of hardships in the season but found a way to secure several personal records — as well as team records — for a second-year program at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

“I’m pleased with...