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Tulsa's Men's Cross Country Team Finishes 29th at the NCAAs

Tulsa's men's team conclude the season at its first-ever NCAA Championships
Tulsa's men's team conclude the season at its first-ever NCAA Championships
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Nov. 19, 2007


Terre Haute, Ind. - The University of Tulsa's men's cross country team finished in 29th place in its first ever time at the NCAA Cross Country Championships. The meet was hosted by Indiana State University at the LaVern Gibson Championship Course located at the Wabash Valley Family Sports Center in Terre Haute, Ind. and featured 31 teams and 250 runners.

Tulsa's top-finisher was junior John Beattie, who finished in 127th place in a time of 31:22. Beattie was followed closely by senior Joel Stansloski, who finished in 129th (31:22). Other finishers for the men were: sophomore Lewis Timmins in 145th (31:27), sophomore Kyle Dekker in 188th (31:51), sophomore Eric Harris in 189th (31:54), senior Jay Matlack in 229th (32:48), and senior Brett Turowski in 235th (33:00). The team was without its top-runner Edwin Henshaw, who missed the race because of a broken foot suffered at the NCAA Midwest Regional.

One bright spot for the team was defeating # 27 ranked Iowa State, who beat TU at the NCAA Midwest Regional. Another interesting note is Tulsa defeated # 12 ranked Oklahoma State, who finished in third-place, at this same course at Pre-Nationals earlier this season.

TU's future looks bright for next year as it returns five of its top-six runners.