October 20, 2007--Emporia State*s Jonel Rossbach became the ninth
woman to win two MIAA individual cross country championships on Saturday
in Kirksville, Mo. Skyler Delmott earned All-MIAA honors with his
seventh place finish to lead the ESU men to a fourth place finish in the
team standings.

Rossbach won her second championship in convincing fashion. Her time
of 22:06.65 was nearly 36 seconds in front of the second place finisher.

*It was a great run by Jonel to win her second consecutive MIAA
individual championship,* said ESU head coach Dave Harris. *She was
in control the whole way. She chose not to lead until just past the
halfway mark and then pulled away.*

Rossbach*s first place finish could not help pull the Hornets out of
an eighth place team finish. Kylie Bookout was the second ESU runner
and finished in 32nd place. Chelsea Clanton was the Hornets third
finisher and placed 43rd overall.

*The women had a tough time with the strategy of running with
Truman,* said Harris. *We beat them at our home meet, but with the
meet at their course, they prevailed. With six freshmen on the women*s
team we have a chance to get much better in the future.*

Delmott had the highest finish by an Hornet since Ryan Weston finished
fifth in 2004. Brock Ternes placed 13th and Sloane Kern was 19th as
they both earned honorable mention All-MIAA honors. Kern was the top
freshman finisher and earned the inaugural MIAA Cross Country Freshman
of the Year Award. Eric Wellman was 22nd for ESU in his final MIAA
Cross Country Championships meet.

*The men ran very well,* said Harris. *I thought Brock Ternes
ran his best race ever in an ESU uniform.*

The Hornets finished fourth as a team after placing eighth in 2006 and
not fielding a team in 2005.

*The men met our goal to pull up into the upper division of the MIAA
after finishing last a year ago,* said Harris. *Now we head onto
regionals where the men will step up to the 10K distance.*

ESU will take part in the NCAA Division II South Central Regional
Championships on Nov. 3 in Joplin, Mo.

Women*s ESU Individual Results
1 Rossbach, Jonel 22:06.65
32 Bookout, Kylie 25:14.79
43 Clanton, Chelsea 25:46.05
49 Davison, Kathryn 26:06.92
57 Baum, Tiffany 26:44.95
58 Frehe, Morgan 26:46.79
66 Craig, Amy 28:16.48

Women*s Team Scores
1 Missouri Southern 43
2 Pittsburg State 75
3 Southwest Baptist 102
4 Central Missouri 115
5 Fort Hays State 127
6 Truman 145
7 Northwest Missouri State 148
8 Emporia State 167

Men*s ESU Individual Results
7 Delmott, Skyler 26:35.73
13 Ternes, Brock 27:01.20
19 Kern, Sloane 27:23.87
22 Wellman, Eric 27:31.82
35 Stephens, Michael 28:18.08
38 Hohmeier, William 28:30.72
43 Summers, Marcus 28:51.19
48 Burns, Cody 29:07.44
66 Mason, Kerek 30:02.39
68 Quillin, Daniel 30:10.16

Men*s Team Scores
1 Missouri Southern 40
2 Southwest Baptist 58
3 Pittsburg State 68
4 Emporia State 95
5 Central Missouri 129
6 Truman 174
6 Fort Hays State 174
8 Northwest Missouri State 177

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