Coleman Leads Men at Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – University of Oklahoma junior Jason Coleman finished 16th at the Penn State National Cross Country Invitational Saturday morning.

Coleman paced the 5.2-mile course at PSU's Blue Golf Course in 26 minutes, 13 seconds, a 5:03-mile pace, leading the OU men to sixth place in the team standings with 174 points.

Syracuse University won the event, scoring 68 points.

Lock Haven senior Ryan Blood took top individual honors with a time of 25:25.

OU freshman Rob Sorrell placed 22nd with a run of 26:21, continuing a string of impressive finishes.

Jon Grey placed 31st (26:34); Jacob Boone, in his first race of the season, placed 69th (27:23); J.B. Lagos was 70th (27:23); Matt Daniels finished 80th (27:30); Dusty Langwell took 86th (27:37) and Chris Sweeney was 112th (28:07) in the field of 209.

The race was the final tune-up for the men before the Big 12 Championships (Oct. 27).

The women return to action next Saturday, Oct. 14, at Indiana State's Pre-National Meet in Terre Haute.