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PCC set to host Beaver Duals Cross Country Meet

10 October 2012

The Pratt Community College men and women's cross country team is set to host Barton County Community College in the 1st Annual Beaver Duals Cross Country Meet this Wednesday, October 10th, 2012. The meet will take place at the Stafford Municipal Airport in Stafford, Kans.

"We're excited to be hosting a dual cross country meet against such a historically successful program such as Barton," head coach Ryan Turner said. "Additionally, I'd like to offer my appreciation to the City of Stafford for allowing us to compete on their facility and for supporting Pratt Community College."

The first race will begin at 4:00pm with the women's 2 mile, followed by the men's 3 mile race at 4:30pm; admission is free to the public.

The Beaver's competed in the Tiger Open hosted by Ft. Hays State University on Saturday October 6th.

"This was our first cold weather meet of the season and I think we responded exceptionally well," head coach Ryan Turner said. "Jenny and Blake were patient but very competitive early and moved up well the entire race, I'm very proud of them and their performance."

Freshman Jenny Boroughs placed 36th out of 96 competitors in the women's 5,000 meter race. Boroughs finished seventh among community college finisher in the race. Her time of 20:13 for the 5,000 meter distance was a life time best by 59 seconds.

Sophomore Blake Thompson who placed 77th in the men's 8,000 meter race also ran a lifetime best of 27:33. Thompson improved his personal lifetime best time by 1 minute 22 seconds.