Rowin and Jones Win, Ables, Doyel, and Kamangila runner-ups in Joplin

Alex Rowin had to dig deep on Saturday at the Missouri Southern Stampede, as he out kicked Alex Bearden of Lake Hamilton (AR) for the win. Rowin not only got the win, but broke 16:00 in the process, which helped Tulsa Union to a second place finish as a team. Other Oklahomans that finished in the top twenty were Steve Baker and Robert Menchaca. Baker a sophomore from Union finished 12th with a time of 16:28 and Menchaca, from Jay, ran a 16:47, which got him a 20th place finish. In the boys division II race Watonga's Josh Doyel finished second with a time of 16:40.

On the girl's side, Chelsea Jones of Watonga won the Division II race with a time of 18:54. Fairland's Victoria Kline, represented the state well with her 5th place finish and time of 20:33. For the big schools in division I, a pair of Union girls finished in the top fifteen. Leading the charge, for Tulsa Union's fifth place finish was sr. standout Ina Ables, 18:17, with a runner-up finish. Finishing 14th was sophomore Lauren Guidry with a 19:56. Ables and Jones times of 18:17 and 18:54 are both under the national elite cutoffs.

The college women's race was dominated by a duo of Oral Roberts University Standouts. Faithy Kamangila (17:16) and teammate Diana Chelimo (17:18) finished 1st and 3rd leading ORU to a 13th place finish as a team and 3rd among Oklahoma teams, behind University of Tulsa (4th) and Oklahoma Christian (12th).

On the men's side, once again ECU sophomore Josh Stewart led all Oklahoma runners, with a 20th place finish and a time of 25:09, which helped ECU to a 8th place finish as a team. Just Seconds behind Stewart was University of Tulsa's, which finished 3rd as a team, Brett Turowski (25:12) with 21st place showing. Oklahoma Baptist University, had a strong showing as well, with there 10th place finish as a team.

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