Seguin, Texas-The University of the Ozarks men and women cross country teams were among over 400 collegiate runners in the NCAA III South/Southeast Regional Saturday in Seguin, Texas.
The Eagles broke into the top-10 for the first time in school history. Ozarks scored 261 points for tenth place. 23 men’s teams competed in the 8K race with Lynchburg winning the title. Jeremy Provence, who was second overall at the American Southwest Conference championships two weeks ago, finished as the top ASC runner after posting a 26:46. The senior was 11th overall. For Ozarks, David James (27:40), Matt Friant (28:02), Tristan Cooper (28:11), Trent Ueunten (30:44), Max Hilgendorf (33:14) and Robert Elder (36:28) followed Provence. By finishing in the top-35, Provence and James earned All-Region honors. On the women’s side, Ozarks finished 27th in the 6K with 724 points. Ashley Teague ran a 26:46 to finish as Ozarks’ top runner and 125th overall. Tadera Garland followed with a 26:49, and Kara Willbanks (28:08), Samantha Sparks (29:26) and Lindsey Kellaway (29:54) rounded out Ozarks’ five competitors.