Cross Country races against large field in Mid-States Classic

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Cross Country races against large field in Mid-States Classic

WINFIELD, Kan. (10-24-11) – Luis Pena paced the Northwestern Oklahoma State University men’s cross country team this past Saturday as they completed in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Mid-States Classic in Winfield, Kan.

In the race that featured over two hundred runners, Pena finished with a time of 28:49.20, a little over five minutes behind race winner Kennedy Kithuka of Wayland Baptist (Texas).

Conference rival Oklahoma Baptist claimed the team title with an average time of 25:24.52. Northwestern finished in the 19th spot.

Ethan Neal and Robert Robledo were next two Rangers to cross the finish line with time of 29:25.73 and 29:30.82 respectively.

About two minutes later, Chaunce Carrico finished at the 31:51.46 mark, while Scott Pendergraft was just one-second behind Carrico. Eric Trevleaven (32:47.16) and Michael Degan (38:10.30) rounded out the Northwestern runners in the field.

Northwestern takes to the course again on Nov. 5 as they wrap up their 2011 season in the Sooner Athletic Conference meet.