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Sept. 18, 2000

The University of Tulsa men's cross country team finished second, behind defending NCAA champion Arkansas, at the 12th annual Sports World Missouri Southern Stampede in Joplin, Mo.

Paced by senior Tim Surface's (Jefferson City,Mo.) sixth place finish and time of 25:05.9, the Hurricane earned the runner-up honors by five points in the 17 team field. TU averaged a time of 26.13.66, nearly six seconds faster than the third place team. Freshman Ben Orozco (Kanopolis, Kan.) and sophomore Jared Christianson (Yakima, Wash.) finished among the top-25. Orozco clocked in at a time of 26:15.40, while Christianson had a time of 26:24.8.

Sophomore Sarah Haskins (Ballwin, Mo.) led the Hurricane women with a third place overall time of 22.25.9. With an average time of 23:36.56, the Hurricane finished fourth as a team. Freshman Camille Herron (Oklahoma City, Okla.), 17th, and senior Margaret Danagher (County Tipperary, Ire.), 21st, both finished in the top-25. Herron recorded a time of 23.22.0, while Danagher finished in 23:26.9.