Joplin, Mo. -- The Missouri Southern men's cross country team had a great showing today as the Lions finished second and sophomore Eric Schott was third individually in the 24th running of the Southern Stampede.
The Lions were the top Division II team in the race, trailing only Division I Tulsa in the team standings.
The Lions scored 72 points as a team, trailing only Tulsa who scored 41. The Lions also defeated three other Division II ranked opponents as No. 14 Eastern New Mexico finished fourth, No. 16 East Central finished 10th and No. 29 Alabama-Huntsville was eighth.
The Lions will be off a week, but will return to action on September 29 when Southern travels to Stillwater for the Oklahoma State Jamboree.