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Bulldog Cross Country Teams Finish Top 10 at Missouri Southern Stampede

JOPLIN, MO. – The Bulldog Cross Country Teams both had top 10 Finishes at the 33rd Annual Missouri Southern Stampede in Joplin, Missouri, on Saturday.

The Bulldog Women finish 9th at the Southern Stampede hosted by Missouri Southern State University. Ellyce Mares ran a personal best and 5th fastest time in school history finishing 12th with a time of 19:32. Personal records followed with Georgia Hitchcock running the 14th fastest time in school history (42nd 20:50), and Samantha Thompson runs the 15th fastest time in school history close behind (44th 20:52).

The Bulldog Men took 10th at the Southern Stampede. Freshman Alexander Holmes continued his great start to his college career running the 13th fastest time in school history finishing 16th with a time of 26:26. Other scorers for the bulldogs, were Wyatt Allen (33rd 27:18), Kaleb Gaona (48th 27:50), Cale Sterling (66th 28:33), and a lifetime best performance by Regan Thai (76th 28:56).

Head Coach Chad Clevenger said, “This is a high-quality meet with nearly 20 teams. It was a great test to see how we handle a large field and quality competition. We had some great performances that made the all-time Bulldog Cross Country list. We’ll be taking the next 2 weeks off to train, and get our teams ready to perform at another high-quality meet, the Arkansas Chile Pepper.”

Below are the Bulldog Results from Saturday’s Missouri Southern Stampede:


Ellyce Mares 12th 19:32 *5th Best in MC History

Georgia Hitchcock 42nd 20:50 *14th Best in MC History

Samantha Thompson 44th 20:52 *15th Best in MC History

Brooke Krapes 88th 23:04 *Season Best

Sarah Stebbins 102nd 24:42 *Lifetime Best

Amari Robb 109th 28:43



Alexander Holmes 16th 26:26 *13th fastest in MC history

Wyatt Allen 33rd 27:18

Kaleb Gaona 48th 27:50

Cale Sterling 66th 28:33

Reagan Thai 76th 28:56 *Lifetime Best

Isaac Hale 95th 29:35

Cody Kuss 113th 30:29

Parker Roberts 118th 30:46

Liam Jones 129th 31:34

Austin Glezen 133rd 31:42

Christopher Miller 140th 32:10

Todd Truelove 145th 32:50