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OSU cross-country women finish 7th, men 18th at NCAA Championships

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The Oklahoma State men's cross-country team finished 18th at the NCAA Championships in Lexington, Kentucky. The women finished seventh.

The Cowgirl cross-country team was the first Big 12 team to finish Saturday at the NCAA Championships in Louisville, Kentucky. The men’s team was the second Big 12 team to finish.

OSU women finished seventh at the NCAA Championships behind fifth-place North Carolina State and sixth-place Michigan. The women’s team has been doing well at meets for the past few weeks, and the championships were no different.

Three Cowgirls finished in the top 100 Saturday afternoon. Ingeborg Loevnes came in at 35th, Natalie Baker finished 41st and Kaela Edwards rounded out the group at 71.

The men’s cross-country team finished No.18 place.

Oklahoma was the first Big 12 team to finish, not far ahead at No. 15.

Only one Cowboy finishing top 100, though he isn’t a usual top finisher for OSU.  Craig Nowak, a senior from Cypress, Texas, came in at 52. Joshua Thompson was close to top 100 at 101st, and Chad Noelle wasn’t far behind at 116th. Cerake Geberkidane, who usually leads the pack, came in at 125 and Brian Gohlke, another typical strong runner for OSU, finished 169th.

New Mexico won the women’s championship, while Syracuse was the winner on the men’s side.

The championships round out this season for OSU cross-country.

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