Lady Cardinals Place Sixth at Oklahoma State Jamboree

GO CARDINALS Jackie John finished 12th at Oklahoma State Jamboree
Jackie John finished 12th at Oklahoma State Jamboree

Oct. 2, 2004

STILLWATER, Okla. - The Lamar women's cross country team earned its third top 10 finish of the season and the LU men secured 12th place on Saturday morning at the Oklahoma State Cowboy Jamboree, held at the OSU Cross Country Course.

The Lady Cardinals were the highest finishing Southland Conference member at the meet, beating out Texas-San Antonio (13th) and Sam Houston State (16th). Texas Tech finished first, followed by Georgetown, Texas A&M, Wichita State and Kansas State, rounding out the top five. Miriam Kaumba of Oklahoma Baptist was the top individual finisher with a time of 17:02.

The Lady Cardinals were led by Iowa, Louisiana native Jackie John who placed 12th overall with a time of 18:17. John has been the top LU finisher in all three meets this season. Also scoring for the Lamar women was Sarah Weir (37th, 19:03), Amanda King (43rd, 19:11), Natasha Williams (45th, 19:13) and Clerc Koenck (56th, 19:24). Also running, but not scoring, for the Lady Cardinals was Candace Taylor (66th, 19:37) and freshman Ashley Moss (94th, 20:34).

The Cardinals placed 12th in the 21-team university division and were the top SLC finishers on the men's side. Sam Houston State came in 14th and Texas-San Antonio finished 18th. The University of Arkansas won the meet, followed by host Oklahoma State, Abilene Christian, Texas A&M and Harding (AR) University. Josphat Boit of Arkansas won the men's race, covering the course in a time of 23:52.

The LU men were led by Danny Shaw who covered the 8,000-meter course in a time of 26:38 for 61st place. He was followed by Jake Champagne (67th, 26:43), Martin Husen (73rd, 26:50), Travis Tolbert (77th, 26:54) and Hamish Meacheam (79th, 26:56).

Non-scoring men's team members were Michael Goeddertz, who finished 106th with a time of 27:57, and Ben McBride with a time of 28:25 for 122nd.

The Lamar Cross Country teams return to action on Monday, Oct. 18 with the Lamar Invitational at Idylwild Golf Club.



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