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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...

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CHICKASHA – The NAIA Mid-States Classic proved to be a strong race for the Drover women, who set their season and career bests in the Saturday morning race in Winfield, Kan.

As a team, the Drovers finished 24th of 29 with a total time of 1:54:05.83, or 22:49.17 average.

USAO’s fastest runner, Deborah Park, finished the 5-kilometer race in 20:57.21, nearly 30 seconds faster than her career best set earlier this season....

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CHICKASHA – The Drovers continued their cross country season Saturday in the OBU Invitational in Shawnee.

The women’s team had five runners place at the meet, which gave them a ninth place finish as a team.

The top finisher for the Drovers was Deborah Park, who finished with a time of 21:39. It was her second best time of the season and gave her a finish in the top 50.

Also achieving her second best time of the season was...

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CHICKASHA – The Drover women faced tough competition on Saturday as 18 teams and more than 150 runners competed in their category at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree in Stillwater.

The 5-kilometer course, known for being hilly, attracts runners from all over the area, including schools in Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas. Five-kilometers is just longer than three miles.

Deborah Park was the first Drover to cross the finish line, coming in 99th...