Watson, Harper Highlight ORU Action at Bob Timmons Classic
Event: Bob Timmons Dual Classic
Men’s Scores: KU 19, ORU 41; UMKC 21, ORU 35
Women’s Scores: KU 19, ORU 44; UMKC 20, ORU 43
Location: Rim Rock Farms - Lawrence, Kansas
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Samantha Watson continued to run extremely well at Rim Rock Farms, finishing second overall Saturday morning to lead the Oral Roberts University men’s and women’s cross country teams in their first races of the season. Jonathan Harper led the ORU men with his eighth place finish at the meet.
With the double dual format, ORU’s men fell 19-41 to Kansas and 21-35 to UMKC. ORU’s women dropped a 19-44 decision to KU and fell 20-43 to UMKC.
ORU Men’s Results (6k)
8 – Jonathan Harper – 20:05.9
11 - Ryan Masey – 20:18.4
24 – Joshua Lee – 21:16.1
31 – Leif Peterson – 21:53.3
41 – Cameron Peterson – 22:27.0
50 – Bennett Harris – 24:24.4
51 - Blayne Hisquierdo – 24:509
News & Notes
- Racing in the Bob Timmons Classic for the fourth time, Watson never finished below fourth at the event.
- On the women’s side, three of ORU’s six runners (Guenzler, Reese, Roberts) made their collegiate debuts on Saturday.
- Ryan Masey started his senior season strong, topping last years’ time on the same course by nearly two minutes, moving up from 37th to 11th overall.
- Masey’s time of 20:18.4 was a career best for a 6k course
The Golden Eagles will be back in action next weekend as they travel to Wichita State for the JK Gold Classic, September 6.