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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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-...

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...

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...

CHICKASHA – Just two meets into the 2013 cross country season and runners on both the men’s and the women’s team continue to improve their times. Captain Deborah Park, a sophomore on the squad, said the season is off to a great start.

“The season is going really, really well. It was quite a challenge last year. It was my first...

BETHANY – At the second event of 2013 season sophomore Deborah Park sets her personal record and finished ninth at OCU Fall Classic in Bethany on Saturday.

Drover cross country team finished in second place to Oklahoma City University, and had two runners in the top 10 at the race.

Every Drover runner improved on their previous...

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