Friday, November 13, 2015

Bulletin: Gopher Men 2nd to Qualify for NCAA DI Finals; Women 3rd

Midwest Region

Women’s Race

Automatic Qualifiers: No. 13 Oklahoma State, No. 16 Iowa State
Projected Individuals: Erin Teschuk, North Dakota State; Alyssa Schneider, Illinois; Sharon Lokedi, Kansas; Rachel Baptista, Tulsa
Oklahoma State is making it a habit to end lengthy Iowa State’s lengthy streaks.
After beating the Cyclones at the Big 12 Championships, the Cowgirls lassoed in a Midwest Region title on Friday in Lawrence, Kansas. Oklahoma State scored 51 points to Iowa State’s 98 and ran away with the crown.
The Cowgirls and Cyclones were neck and neck at the 2-mile split (94-99), but Oklahoma State pulled away late. Here were the Cowgirls’ places at 2 miles (7-12-23-24-28) and then at the finish (4-7-9-15-16).
No. 21 Minnesota finished a distant third.

North Dakota State’s Erin Teschuk took the lead between the first and second mile and never looked back on her way to the individual win. Teschuk won by five seconds over Alyssa Schneider of Illinois. Kansas’ Sharon Lokedi took third.

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