Runners Find Record Books At Sun Belt Conference Meet

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (10/29/05) Powered by some of the best finishes in school history, the North Texas men’s cross country team notched a second place finish and the women fourth at the 2005 Aropostale Sun Belt Conference Cross Country Championships.


Jill Brennan earned her second consecutive All-Sun Belt finish and junior Frank Ngeno nabbed his first. Brennan’s finish of 18:16 is the sixth best in school history and earned the junior a ninth place finish. Ngeno finished eighth with a time of 25:45, the 15 best time in school history.


“We really ran well today, I am very proud of both teams,” said cross country coach Toby Reep. “We are still not at our peak, but I think we will be in great shape for regionals.”


The remainder of the Mean Green men finished nearly back-to-back. Billy Giano notched the best time of his young career in a fourteenth place finish. The freshman crossed the line with a time of 26:28.


Justin Kauffman finished 16th with a time of 26:36, while Gary Lackey finished in 26:40 in 18th place.


Josh Rogers and Blair Casey finished in 19th and 20th place respectively. Rogers finished in 26:43 and Casey in 26:44.


On the women’s side, Cassie Storms and Alex Sherwin also made the school record books. Storms finished 18th with a time of 18:45, the ninth best time in North Texas history. Sherwin finished in 18:50 and 19th place, the 11th best time in history.


Ashley Sanders finished 23rd in a time of 19:03, and Michelle Gallegos finished in 19:10 in 26th place.


Jessica Schmidt and Jessica DeTamble rounded out the field for the Mean Green. Schmidt crossed the line in 63rd place in 21:59 and DeTamble in 65th with a time of 22:39.


The Mean Green will be back in action on November 12 at the NCAA Regional Meet in Waco, Texas.  



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