Lions finish third at Southern Stampede

Joplin, Mo. -- The Missouri Southern women's cross country team placed third today at their own Southern Stampede, an event that features nearly 2000 runners and brings in more than 5000 fans each year. 

The University of Tulsa placed first and earned a perfect score placing each of its runners in the top five. Midwestern State was second with 117 points and Southern was third with 148 points. Cowley County was fourth and Dallas Baptist rounded out the top five team scores.

The Lions top runner was sophomore Marlee Tegenkamp, placing 14th. Seniors Silvia Pineda and Olga Bulgurova were 21st and 23rd. Freshman Rachel Schrader was 35th, while senior Victoria Kline placed 73rd. Freshman Nicole French was 92nd while redshirt freshman Michele Stevens and sophomore Katie Schmidt placed 125th and 128th. Freshman Maggie Tennal finished 136th. 

302 runners ran the women's university race. 

The Lions will be back in action on October 2 running at the Missouri State Invite.