A&M-Commerce Men's and Women's Cross Country Teams Finish Fourth at WT Buffalo Stampede
The Texas A&M University-Commerce men’s and women’s cross country teams traveled to West Texas A&M on Saturday for the running of the WT Buffalo Stampede at WTAMU Equestrian Center in Canyon, Texas.
The course will serve as the site of the 2009 Lone Star Conference Championships on October 24th.
"It is a huge advantage to be able to run on the course where the conference meet will be held because it's at 3,500 feet elevation and it is a slightly confusing course," said assistant coach Karen Prisby.
The A&M-Commerce women’s team finished fourth as fellow LSC member Eastern New Mexico won the team title with four runners in the top 11.
A&M-Commerce freshman Maci Bradford led the women with a third-place finish. She covered the 5k course in 20:45, 32 seconds behind the individual champion Chelsey Dillon of Southwestern Oklahoma State, who won the race in 20:11.
Junior Kate Donovan (pictured) finished 10th in 21:35 and freshman Jennifer Speer were 20th (22:27). Sophomore Emily Gibson was 35th in 23:22, sophomore Gaby Greer was 43rd (25:10) and sophomore Jamie Hays was 45th in 25:20
"Emily took 20 seconds off her time from last week. She improved a lot from last week," noted Prisby.
The Lions’ men’s team finished fourth as Garden City Community College was the team champion as they placed all five of its runners in the top 10.
A&M-Commerce senior Tyler Tyndell was the top Division II finisher, covering the 8k course in 26:28 and third place overall.
"Tyler improved from last week. He was very consistent in his mile splits, which moved him up to third place," noted Prisby.
The next three runners for the Lions were separated by 31 seconds as junior Brandon Womack was 18th (28:12) senior Gerardo Delafuente was 19th (28:14) and freshman Nathan White was 23rd (28:43). The next four runners were separated by by four places as freshman Laurencio Tamayo finished 28th in 29:30, freshman Ross Hicks was 31st in 29:59 and senior Logan Kelly was 32nd in 30:05. Sophomore Ray Moreno rounded out the A&M-Commerce lineup in 31:16.