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CHICKASHA – There’s a shake up in the Drover cross country programs as current men’s basketball assistant will serve double-duty as the head cross country coach starting this month.

Chris Francis takes the reins of the program, with help from an assistant Sid Hudson, special assistant to the president, after former head coach Leandra Johnson resigned to...

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CHICKASHA– In the final meet for the 2014 season, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma freshman Daisy Goldsmith set a personal record of 21:15.99 to move into fourth in the school’s all-time records.

The Drovers raced in the Sooner Athletic Conference Championship on Saturday morning in Shawnee.

Goldsmith finished in 43rd place overall on Saturday, the next...

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CHICKASHA– In the last meet before the Sooner Athletic Conference Cross Country Championship, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma had five runners compete in the NAIA Mid-States Classic on Saturday morning in Kansas.

Junior Deborah Park led the way for the Drovers, scoring her second best time of the season with a 22:56.90 final to pace USAO in the five-kilometer...

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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...