Drury men 5th, women 9th at Missouri Southern Stampede

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— The Drury men’s cross country team finished fifth among 16 teams, while the women’s squad was ninth in a 19-team field at the Missouri Southern Stampede in Joplin on Friday.
The Drury men’s team had 150 points to finish four points ahead of sixth-place Illinois Springfield, currently ranked 14th nationally. East Central won the event with 38 points, New Mexico Highlands was second with 99, and 13th ranked Mississippi College was third with 100 points.
The DU women’s squad had 241 points for their ninth-place finish. 19th ranked Pittsburg State was first with 71 points, edging second-place Tampa’s total of 73 points. Missouri Southern State, currently ranked 24th in NCAA-II, was third with 85.
Bradley Weimer was the top finisher for the Drury women’s team as she came in 18th in the field of 197 runners. The senior from Springfield-Central and reigning Great Lakes Valley Conference Runner of the Year, made her season debut and posted a time of 18:28.19 in the five-kilometer race.
Luz Olivera also made her first appearance of the year and was 31st (18:48.60). Mia Harris was 46th posting a time of 19:08.30.
Bre Bell from Mississippi College won the event with a time of 17:43.16.
Freshman Tyler Harris led the Drury men’s team as the Springfield-Kickapoo product finished 19th and ran the 8-kilometer race in 26:15.69. Ethan Haynes, a sophomore from Republic, was 30th (26:36.96), while two Panthers were 32nd and 33rd. Thomas Shuster had a time of 26:38.60, and Santiago Nunez was right behind him by 0.17 seconds. Gabe Bauer was also in the group, finishing 36th (26:42.66).
Aspel Kiprob from East Central won the individual crown with a time of 24:56.21.
Both Drury teams compete again in the Chile Pepper Festival, hosted by Arkansas, on Sept. 29.
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