Tulsa Men's Cross Country Team Finishes Third at Midwest Regionals
Nov. 15, 2008
Stillwater, Okla. - The University of Tulsa's 15th-ranked men's cross country team finished in third place at the NCAA Midwest Regional Cross Country Championships on Saturday in Stillwater, Okla. John Beattie led the team with a fourth-place finish in the men's 10K race with a time of 31:20.
The Hurricane placed a total four runners in the top-20 spots, but it wasn't enough to surpass second-ranked Oklahoma State and 14th-ranked Minnesota who finished first and second, respectively. Tulsa did finish in front of 21st-ranked Iowa State, who finished fourth.
Mark Davidson finished 10th running a time of 31:24, Eddie Henshaw placed 16th in 31:34 and Lewis Timmins was 18th in 31:40 to round out TU's top-20 finishers. Kyle Dekker finished 23rd in 31:54 , Eric Harris placed 32nd with a time of 32:13 and Carl Stones was 76th in 33:05.
Minnesota's Hassan Mead was the men's individual champion running the 10K course in 31:16.
Dawn Nagazina was the only member of the women's team to run at the meet and finished 122nd in the 6K race clocking a time of 23:19.
By not finishing in one of the top-two spots, Tulsa will have to wait and see if they earn one of 13 at-large bids to the NCAA National Championships on Nov. 24 in Terre Haute, Ind.
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