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Runners Impressive in Minnesota

Lisa Cornelius led Baylor's women's team to a fifth place finish in Minnesota on Saturday.

Lisa Cornelius led Baylor's women's team to a fifth place finish in Minnesota on Saturday.

Sept. 27, 2003

WACO, Texas - Baylor's cross country teams made impressive showings in the Roy Griak Invitational Cross Country meet at the Les Bolstad Course in Falcon Heights, Minn., on Saturday. A total to 58 NCAA Division teams were represented at the University of Minnesota-hosted event.

Baylor's women's team made a huge statement on Saturday, finishing fifth place out of 26 teams, beating eight teams that are ranked ahead on them in the national poll. No. 20 Arizona State won the event with 103 points while the Bears, ranked 27th, tallied 198. Baylor's top four women finished within 27 seconds of each other. Sophomore Lisa Cornelius (Little Elm) led Baylor runners, finishing the 6K course in 21:30. Right on her heels was freshman Brittany Brockman (Houston/Langham Creek) with a time of 21:32. The duo finished in 22nd and 25th place, respectively. Angela Marvin (Kingwood), a sophomore, placed 31st with a time of 21:42 and senior Erin Dixon (Kingwood) finished in 51st place. Freshman Monique Ortega (El Paso/Montwood) was 71st, Jessa Chance (Southlake/Carroll) 110th and Megan McCoin (Houston/Tomball) was 130th.

"Our women's team had an outstanding performance today. They got out quick and hung on," said head coach Todd Harbour. "Brittany Brockman and Monique Ortega did a fantastic job running the first 6K race of their careers."

Baylor's men's team finish 16th in the 30-team event where Wisconsin placed first with 89 points. The Bears were led by sophomore Bo Price's (Atlanta, Texas) 8K time of 25:05. Matt Chance, a senior (Colleyville/Grapevine), was just four seconds behind Price at 25:09. Price finished 40th and Chance was 47th out of 255 runners.



"Our men were a little disappointed today, but we're a little banged up right now," said Harbour. "Kyle King is not at full speed yet but still ran well considering. We'll be stronger once everyone gets healthy."

The Bears' next competition will be on Saturday, Oct. 4 in Stillwater, Okla., when they compete in the OSU Cowboy Jamboree.

For complete meet results, please go to the following website: www.gophersports.com

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