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Women's Cross Country Races to 5th at Chile Pepper

Junior Lyndy Bedell was the Bears' top finisher at the Chile Pepper Festival Saturday.

Junior Lyndy Bedell was the Bears' top finisher at the Chile Pepper Festival Saturday.

Oct. 14, 2006

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Baylor junior Lyndsy Bedell (Plano, Texas) finished 19th, while freshman Nichole Jones (Spring, Texas) was literally right on her heels in 20th to lead the cross country team to a fifth-place showing Saturday at the Chile Pepper Festival.

For the first time in her career, Bedell was Baylor's top finisher, crossing the line with a time of 21:00.2, while Jones came in a 21:00.3 in the 6,000-meter race.

The Baylor seniors rounded out the rest of the scoring for the Bears as Monique Ortega (El Paso, Texas) finished 32nd with a time of 21:16.2, Brittany McGuire (Humble, Texas) finished 60th in 21:53.8 and Ruth Waller (Manchester, England) finished 62nd in 21:57.9.

Those seniors were followed by a trio of freshmen, as Loren Hodges (Paradise, Texas) took 67th in 22:02.8, Danielle Bradley (West Palm Beach, Fla.) finished 74th in 22:10.6 and Renae VanWhye (Collierville, Tenn.) finished 82nd in 22:17.4.

The Bears scored 179 points, finishing behind host Arkansas (41), Duke (132), Texas Tech (134) and Virginia Tech (168).

The men's team ran at the Pre-National Meet in Terre Haute, Ind., and finished 31st. Senior Bo Price (Atlanta, Texas) returned in his first race since being struck by a car over a month ago and was the Bears' top finisher, taking 76th in 24:43. Senior Rob Morrow (Grapevine, Texas) finished 105th in 24:54, followed by Jacob Jones (Willis, Texas) in 140th in 25:11, Rey Hinojosa (Cedar Park, Texas) in 186th in 25:34 and Ben Haby (Corpus Christi, Texas) in 213th in 26:04. Jordan Hiller (Yoakum, Texas) finished 219th in 26:12.



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