EMPORIA, KAN. (September 18, 2007)--The Hornets cross country results
from last weekend's Southern Stampede are finally official. The ESU men
placed 13th in front of three regionally ranked teams. The ESU women
placed 26th running without top runner Jonel Rossbach.
After review of the results, Skyler Delmott led the Hornet men with a
career best time of 25:29 over the eight kilometer course to place 36th
overall our of 337 male runners. Brock Ternes was the second runner for
ESU with a time of 25:41 for a 44th place finish.
"Mens race was very confusing," said ESU head coach Dave Harris. "I was
up at the 600 meters up the course when starting gun went off. As I was
watching for our team to come by I couldn't find anyone in the top half
and in fact we were running in the back of the field. I was very
disappointed in how we got out. It was not until later that I found out
another teams runner was pushed into our guys and four of them went down
and another two were spiked badly."
ESU ended up in 13th place overall out of a total of 36 teams that
fielded full teams. The Hornets finished in front of regionally ranked
Tarleton State, Ft. Hays State and Truman.
"We were put in a hole to begin race and tried to race back into it,"
said Harris. "Considering the circumstances I give the guys credit. With
all that happened I was just glad to get the team back to Emporia. There
has got to be better days ahead for this team!"
The women ran six freshmen and placed 26th out of 37 scored teams. Top
runner and defending MIAA champion Jonel Rossbach was held out of the
race, but did go over the course in a practice run on Friday.
""The women ran with just the six freshmen and gained experience in a
large field race," said Harris. "Jonel trained through the weekend as
she is in a heavy training period and I have wanted to keep her races
down. We felt that last year at outdoor nationals in North Carolina she
was a little tired from so many races. I also think it was good for our
freshmen to just run without her. It gave them the responsibility for
Chelsea Clanton led ESU with a time of 19:43 over the five kilometers.
the Hornets had good grouping with a pair of back to back finishes and
the top five runners all within 13 seconds of each other.
""Training takes on great importance these next two weeks in
September," said Harris. "This will be the highest volume of the season.
I am looking forward to pushing our groups make some progress before we
line up at home September 28."
ESU will be back in action on Friday, Sept. 28 at the ESU/Jock's Nitch
Invitational. The meet will be held at Jones Park in northwest Emporia
and will get underway at 5 p.m. with the women's race.
ESU Men*s Results
36 Skyler Delmott 25:29.00
44 Brock Ternes 25:41.00
82 Sloane Kern 26:14.00
100 Marcus Summers 26:24.00
140 Eric Wellman 26:54.00
144 Michael Stephens 26:59.00
163 Cody Burns 27:20.00
Team Place: 13 th
ESU Women*s Results
124 Chelsea Clanton 19:43.00
129 Kathryn Davison 19:49.00
130 Morgan Frehe 19:49.00
137 Kylie Bookout 19:56.00
138 Tiffany Baum 19:56.00
219 Amy Craig 21:17.00
Team Place: 26th