Cross Country and Track

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The 2017 Comets Cross Country Team

2017 Cross-Country Team
Clockwise from top: Sophie Weiss, Christi-Anne Beatty, Keahlani Keene, Rachelle Pyle, Victoria Kehler, Darlina Rose, Jenna Gillund, Maria Huertas, Hannah Cameron

2017 Cross Country Schedule

Date Name Location Results
9/2 SBU Invitational at Southwest Baptist University Bolivar, MO Results
9/9 College of the Ozarks Home Meet Point Lookout, MO Results
9/29 Home Meet Cancelled
10/7 University of Ozarks Invitational Clarksville, AR
10/16 Ollie Isom XC Invitational Butler CC Wartick farm
10/27 NJCAA Regional Nevada, MO *

* Frank E Peters Golf Course

In the News

College of the Ozarks Home Meet

September 9, 2017

Today, the Lady Comets went down to the College of the Ozarks to take on a course that may be their biggest challenge of the year. The Comets put themselves in the middle of the race so they would have a chance to be successful. Christi-Anne Beatty (Junior, Lakeside, KY) led the Comets through the first mile, but it was Tori Kehler (Junior, Vancouver, WA) who came away with the medal as a top ten finisher. This was her first medal of the year. “We had a goal coming into today’s race to be more aggressive than last week, explained Coach Tony Skiles. They were more aggressive, with everyone on the team coming through at the mile and two mile marker faster than last week. College of the Ozarks walked away as the top team and the Comets finished fourth. “Walking away from a challenging course, with improvement, will give us more confidence for the next race,” said Coach Skiles. The Comets are off until October 7 then they will head to the University of Ozarks.

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SBU Invitational

September 2, 2017

Today, Cottey College Comets Cross Country team traveled to Southwest Baptist University for a show down against eight NCAA Division II colleges. It took the team a little bit to get going, due to being a less experienced team. Three out of the five runners who finished today have never previously been on a cross country team. Finishing the race was a good sign for things to come. “For their first race in their young career, these ladies held their ground very well. There is still a lot of work to be done before Regional’s, but I know they will to reach the goals we have,” remarked Coach Skiles. Tori Kehler, third year student at Cottey College led the team with a 5k time of 22:02 and finishing 55th overall in the race. “After coming back from not racing in over a year due to injury it was good to see Tori lead the team and finish strong,” said Coach Anthony Skiles. Finishing behind Tori was Christi-Anne Beatty. Christi-Anne was with Tori for most of the race until Tori pulled away right at the end “I am proud of every one of them for waking up at 6 am for practice and racing after only two weeks of training. This was a ‘big boy’ race for them and they did not give up,” cited Coach Skiles. Next the Comets will head down to College of the Ozarks to square off against some NAIA teams.

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2017-2018 Indoor Track Schedule

Date Name Location
12/9 Crimson & Gold Invitational Pittsburg State University
1/27 Pittsburg State Invitational Pittsburg State University
2/2 – 2/3 Lion Open & Multi Missouri Southern University
2/9 – 2/10 Third Annual Gorilla Classic Pittsburg State University
2/17 Steve Miller Open Kansas State
3/2 – 3/3 NJCAA Nationals Championship Texas Tech University

2017-2018 Outdoor Track Schedule

Date Name Location
3/31 Wendy’s/PSU Invitational Pittsburg State University
4/10 – 4/14 K.T Woodman Classic Wichita State University
4/14 10th Annual David Suenram Gorilla Classic Pittsburg State University
4/20 Mule Relays University of Central Missouri
4/27 Bill William/Bob Laptad Invitational Missouri State Southern University
5/17 – 5/19 NJCAA Nationals Championshop BG Products Sports Complex El Dorado KS

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