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[SEPT. 28, 2004]  Lincoln College finished 13th in the field of 29 teams in the Augustana College cross country meet this past weekend in the men's competition. The Lynx women placed 22nd out of 30 teams. Among junior college teams, the Lynx women were second and the men placed first.

Mike Verre ran the 8K course in 26:20 to place 46th overall and fifth among freshmen runners. Freshman Craig Frederiksen was 69th with a time of 26:39, and Clint Wombles, a sophomore, placed 74th in 26:41. Tim Jenkins finished 179th with a time of 28:13, and Dave Stouffer was 180th in 28:14.

"We were without Anthony Swift due to an injury," LC coach Erin Verbeck said. "He has been our number five runner most of the season. Stouffer was struggling with knee pain and hadn't been running all week. On a perfect day we are easily number seven in this field. Regardless, we all ran our fastest times of the season and are getting to where we need to be by our national meet in November."

 

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In a field of 351 runners on the women's side, Dana Griffin led the way with a 38th-place finish for the 6K race in a time of 23:27. Jazzii Echols placed 65th in 24:05, followed by Emily Escobedo in 261st and Bridget Dietz in 283rd.

"I told our women to race for three miles, then hold on the last 1,000 meters, as the 6K doesn't mean anything to us as we race at the 5K level," Verbeck said. "Dana is really coming on strong and running the way I expected her to all season. At three miles she was at 18:15, good enough to qualify for nationals. Jazzii and Dana are faster right now than our one and two girls last season. We are now seeing that we are within striking distance of qualifying as a team for nationals."

[Bill Martinie, Lincoln College]


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