Lady Eagles overcome poor weather conditions in Cowboy Jamboree

OC freshman Katie Jones finished 72nd in the College Division race of the Cowboy Jamboree.
OC freshman Katie Jones finished 72nd in the College Division race of the Cowboy Jamboree.

STILLWATER, Okla. (Sept. 28, 2013) – Overcoming a 2½-hour rain and lightning delay, Oklahoma Christian posted a solid ninth-place finish among 18 teams on Saturday morning in the College Division race at the Oklahoma State Cowboy Jamboree.

Heavy rain began falling in Stillwater shortly after 7 a.m. and officials had to postpone the start of the Lady Eagles’ cross country race until 10:30. Despite the cool and wet conditions, OC freshman Layne Hammer just missed a top-10 individual finish, coming in 11th with a time of 20:00.23 on the five-kilometer course.

Maci Rich, another freshman, was the Lady Eagles’ No. 2 runner for the first time, finishing 52nd in 21:12.73 Sophomore Tara Lewis was OC’s third finisher, taking 67th in 21:35.76.

Two more OC freshmen, Sarah Cobb and Katie Jones, finished just steps apart in 71st and 72nd place, respectively, in the 158-woman field. Cobb posted a time of 21:42.74, while Jones’ time was 21:44.24.

OC’s other finishers were Maria Sargent (83rd in 22:04.00) and Tavia Hoheisel (102nd in 22:36.99).

“I saw some good things today,” OC coach Wade Miller said. “We had a tough task dealing with the weather. I see potential in this group and I’m excited for when we put everything together.”

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