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Seventh-ranked Lions shine at 25th annual Southern Stampede

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Press Release MSSU:

Theseventh-ranked Missouri Southern men's cross country program lived up to theranking today as the Lions were the top non-Division I school in the 25thrunning of the First to the Finish Southern Stampede held on the MSSU CrossCountry Course.

The Lionstrailed just Division I Oklahoma and fifth-ranked Arkansas in the overall teamtotals. OU, Arkansas and Tulsa would compete in a tri-meet as Division I rulesstate Division I teams must be scored against other Division I schools. 

Junior EricSchott followed up his National Runner of the Week performance from twoweeks ago, trailing just Arkansas runners and taking the individual titleamongst non-Division I runners. The Cape Girardeau, Mo. native ran the 8kcourse in a time of 24:22.58. 

JakeBenton placed third with a time of 24:40.51, while ColtonWooldridge was 18th and NathanHenry was 25th. Freshman TylerRush placed 32nd, while RyanJackson was 72nd and DrakeSmelser was 125th. 

Southerndominated the non-Division I schools, defeating 23rd ranked Southwest baptistby 49 points (105-56). Pittsburg State was third, while Harding and MissouriS&T rounded out the top five schools. 

Oklahomascored 31 points, narrowly defeating Arkansas as the Razorbacks had 32points. 

The Lionswill be back in action on October 5, as Southern will travel to Fayetteville tocompete in the Chili Pepper Classic at the University of Arkansas. 

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