Cross Country Runs at Chile Pepper Festival

Oct. 15, 2005

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Several Baylor cross country runners set personal records at the Chile Pepper Festival as the No. 13 women's team raced to a third-place finish while the men finished 20th in action on Saturday morning. On the women's side, four Baylor runners set personal records as the Bears finished behind only Oklahoma State and Arkansas in the team standings.

"Overall, I thought both teams ran a good race," head coach Todd Harbour said. "We have had three weeks in between races; so, I think both teams had to shake a little rust off at the start. Brittany McGuire ran a great race and I think once we get Monique (Ortega) back to full strength, we will have some outstanding results."

For the fourth consecutive meet, Brittany Brockman led the way for the Baylor women, completing the 6,000-meter course with a personal-record time of 20:33 to finish third overall. Freshman Erin Bedell also established a new personal record, finishing seventh overall with a time of 20:52.

Sophomore Lauren Hagans, who also established a personal record, was the third Baylor runner to cross the line, finishing 23rd overall with a time of 21:24.

Brittany McGuire was the fourth Baylor runner to establish a new personal record as she finished the 6,000-meter course in a time of 21:27 as she finished 24th overall.

Monique Ortega rounded out the scoring for the women, finishing 31st overall with a time of 21:37.

Other Baylor women's runners to cross the line included Lyndsy Bedell, who finished 33rd with a time of 21:41, and Charity Williams, who finished 71st with a time of 22:30.



The Baylor women finished with a team total of 81, just behind Oklahoma State, who finished with 60 points, and Arkansas, who finished the race with 72 points.

On the men's side, Jacob Jones led the way for Baylor, finishing 60th overall with a personal record time of 31:34 on the 10,000-meter course.

Freshman John Wenhold was the next Baylor runner to cross the line, finishing 83rd with a time of 32:03.

Rey Hinojosa, who also established a new personal record, finished 99th with a time of 32:18.

Jordan Hiller (134th, 33:09) and Mark Smith (139th, 33:12) rounded out the scoring for Baylor.

Baylor will return to action on Friday, Oct. 28, when the Bears host the 2005 Big 12 Cross Country Championships at Bear Run Cross Country Course.

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