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Oct. 6, 1997

Texas Tech women's cross country places third out of 12 teams

Texas Tech women's cross country places third out of 12 teams at OSU event Leigh Daniels finishes fourth, Kristen Koppes takes 13th and Evette Turner comes in 14th out of 88 women's runners while men's squad completes day in 16th place

STILLWATER, Okla. - The Texas Tech men's and women's cross country squads competed at the Oklahoma State Cowboy Jamboree Cross Country Invitational Saturday in Stillwater, Okla. Tech's women's squad, which placed three runners among the competition's top-15 runners including key performances from Leigh Daniels (4th place), Kristen Koppes (13th place) and Evette Turner (14th place), completed the event in third place with 95 points behind champion Baylor (55 points) and second place finisher Wichita State (85 points). The Red Raider men's team finished 16th among 16 squads.

Daniels finished with a time of 18:02 in the five-kilometer race and missed third place by one second. She finished 12 seconds behind women's individual champion- Baylor's Sherrie Smith, who ran a 17:50. Koppes ran an 18:26, good for 13th place and Turner finished in 18:33 for 14th place. Other Raider women scorers included Dawn Charlier (19:03) who placed 27th, Tara Hangge (19:17) who finished 37th, Keeli Hanzelka (19:39) who contributed a 53rd place finish and Courtney Nolen (20:24) who placed 70th.

Tech's men's squad finished the day in 16th place with 388 points, just behind Arkansas Little Rock, who finished with 383 total points. David Leigh led the Red Raiders with a 65th finish out of 134 runners in the eight kilometer race at 27:18 while Jason Winkle placed 99th with a time of 27:46.

TEXAS TECH CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS
Cowboy Jamboree- Oklahoma State
Women's Team Scores: 
Baylor 55
Wichita State 85
TEXAS TECH 95 
Texas-Arlington 97 
Kansas State 116 
Tulsa 168 
Abilene Christian 182 
Texas 213 
Oklahoma State 217 
TCU 256 
SW Texas State 259 
New Mexico 276. 
Tech's Women's Finishers: 
Winner-   1. Sherrie Smith, Baylor, 17:50.00
          4. Leigh Daniels, 18:02.00
         13. Kristen Koppes, 18:26.00
         14. Evette Turner, 18:33.00 
         27. Dawn Charlier, 19:03.00 
         37. Tara Hangge, 19:37.00 
         53. Keeli Hanzelka, 19:39.00 
         70. Courtney Nolen, 20:24.00 
Tech's Men's Finishers:
Winner-   1. Ryan Wilson, Arkansas, 24:13 
          78. David Leigh, 27:18.00 
          99. Jason Winkle, 27:46.00 
         103. Scott Rackers 28:13.00 
         105. Alex Aldaco 27:59.00 
         117. Jesse Williams, 28:49.00. 

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