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AMES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s and women’s cross country team closed out their 2013 season at the NCAA Midwest Regional Friday afternoon in Ames, Iowa.

The Drake women’s team finished 17th in the 30-team field to improve nine sports from its finish at the NCAA Regional last season. Iowa State won the race on its home course with 39 points to advance to the NCAA Championships.

The men’s team did not register a team score with only three runners racing as Oklahoma State defended its regional title in the always difficult Midwest Region.

“Our women competed very well with great efforts across the board,” Drake head coach Dan Hostager said. “We moved up nine spots from last year and with most everyone returning in 2014, we’ll be looking to make another big jump.”

Taylor Scholl (Prior Lake, Minn.) continued her role as the team’s top runner by being the first Bulldog across the line in the 6-kilometer race with a time of 21:51.1 to finish 73rdKrista Maguire (Wausau, Wis.) trailed her in 88th and a time of 21:57.8 followed by a 111th place performance from Emma Huston (Des Moines, Iowa) and a time of 22:16.5. Cassie Aerts (David City, Neb.) and Erin Poss (Antioch, Ill.) rounded out the team’s scoring in the 212-runner field by finishing 119th and 122nd.

Doug Brady (Englewood, Colo.), who was the team’s top runner at the Missouri Valley Championship, repeated that performance by finishing in 75th for the Bulldogs with a time of 32:03.7 on the hilly 10-kilometer course. Freshman Reed Fischer (Minnetonka, Minn.) was 102nd in 32:30.4 and Ian Harkreader (Arvada, Colo.) was the final men’s competitor in 157th place in the 205-runner field.

“Our guys had some great individual efforts that resulted in a few personal bests today,” Hostager said. “Reed Fischer was one of the top freshman finishers in the region and our guys are looking forward to the upcoming track season.”

That track season starts in three weeks when the teams return to Ames for the ISU Holiday Preview on Dec. 6.

NCAA Division I Women’s Midwest Regional
Iowa State Cross Country Course
6 kilometers

Team Scores
1. Iowa State, 39
2. Minnesota, 59
3. Oklahoma State,
4. Southern Illinois, 271
5. Kansas, 218
6. Missouri, 261
7. Bradley, 265             
8. Illinois, 270      
9. Northwestern, 275            
10. Loyola, 277
11. Illinois State, 286           
12. Tulsa, 309        
13. Kansas State, 317             
14. Saint Louis, 415  
15. South Dakota St., 434
16. Wichita State, 450
17. Drake, 503     
18. North Dakota State, 504 
19. UMKC, 506               
20. Nebraska, 509                 
21. Iowa, 512                     
22. South Dakota, 574      
23. Northern Illinois, 593      
24. North Dakota, 603       
25. Illinois-Chicago, 616
26. Southeast Missouri State, 637 
27. Eastern Illinois, 664         
28. SIU-Edwardsville, 763         
29. Creighton, 778
30. DePaul, 837                   

Drake Women’s Individual Results
212 Runners
73. Taylor Scholl, 21:51.1
88. Krista Maguire, 21:57.8
111. Emma Huston, 22:16.5
119. Cassie Aerts, 22:25.1
122. Erin Poss, 22:28.3
165. Angela Ufheil, 23:11.5
171. Melissa Parks, 23:16.6

NCAA Division I Men’s Midwest Regional
Iowa State Cross Country Course
10 kilometers

Team Scores
1. Oklahoma State, 45
2. Tulsa, 57                
3. Iowa State, 113             
4. Oklahoma, 156              
5. Kansas, 157
5. Minnesota, 157                
7. Illinois, 210                 
8. Missouri, 212                 
9. Nebraska, 319                 
10. South Dakota St., 328          
11. Southern Illinois, 349       
12. South Dakota, 352           
13. Bradley, 361                 
14. Iowa, 371                  
15. Illinois, 399  
16. Eastern Illinois, 418         
17. Loyola, 426
18. Wichita State, 437            
19. UMKC, 476                     
20. North Dakota St., 479
21. Saint Louis, 510
22. Southeast Missouri State, 663
23. SIU-Edwardsville, 666          
24. North Dakota, 674             
25. Kansas State, 731             
26. Western Illinois, 733         
27. DePaul, 808                   
28. Creighton, 835                
29. Oral Roberts, 875             

Incomplete Teams
Drake                   
Northern Iowa           
Chicago State

Drake Men’s Individual Results
205 Runners
75. Doug Brady, 32:03.7
102. Reed Fischer, 32:30.4
157. Ian Harkreader, 33:30.6


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