CHICKASHA – Two Drover women set personal records as the Drovers showed improvements on Saturday morning at the 76th Annual Cowboy Jamboree on the campus of Oklahoma State.
Brittni Kent, a junior from Sapulpa, recorded her fastest time with USAO, and in doing so set a new school record for the young program. She cut nearly a minute off her five-kilometer time, finishing in 20:10.99. Kent was 38th of 216 competitors and led the Drovers for the third straight race.
Junior Katie Jones also set a personal record, finishing the race in 26.52.28, which is just seconds faster than she completed USAO’s first race.
Senior Beatriz Rey, who was USAO’s second runner to finish on Saturday, ran the course in 22:14.74. Deborah Park, a freshman from Enid, followed her with a time of 22.58.47.
Tabby Bailey raced with a pace of 4:38, crossing the finish line at 23:05.84.
As team, the Drovers beat conference opponent Saint Gregory’s and former SAC school Northwestern Oklahoma State.
With more than 200 racers in USAO’s category, it was the team’s largest race so far.
The Drovers’ next meet will be the OBU Invitational on Oct. 6 in Shawnee.