EWOI BREAKS 17-YEAR-OLD BLUE DRAGON RECORD TO WIN AT MSSU

Blue Dragon freshman Lisayo Ewoi won the Missouri Southern Stampede and set a new Blue Dragon women's cross country record on Saturday in Joplin, MO. (Photo courtesy Justin Riggs, Blue Dragon cross country coach).
Blue Dragon freshman Lisayo Ewoi won the Missouri Southern Stampede and set a new Blue Dragon women's cross country record on Saturday in Joplin, MO. (Photo courtesy Justin Riggs, Blue Dragon cross country coach).

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JOPLIN, Missouri – Two weeks ago, Hutchinson Community College freshman runner Lisayo Ewoi was nipped at the wire by Pratt's Aminata Kenyewani at the Terry Masterson Twilight Classic.

Ewoi left nothing to chance on Saturday at the Missouri Southern State University Stampede.

Ewoi won the MSSU Stampede and did so breaking a 17-year Blue Dragon women's cross country record.

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Ewoi won the Stampede in a time of 18 minutes, 29.1 seconds. That time blew away the old Blue Dragon women's cross country record set by Ruth Limo in the 2001 Region VI championships. This was only the second time a Blue Dragon women's cross country runner broke the 19-minute plateau.

Ewoi's winning time on Saturday was 12 seconds over Pratt's Kenyewani.

The Blue Dragons had two runners finish in the Top 20 and 4 of 5 Hutch scorers finished in the Top 25. That helped Hutchinson to a fourth-place finish in the 20-team field. The Dragons scored 104 points. Cowley was the team champion with 61 points, followed by Southwestern College (76 points) and Friends University (104 points). Allen was fifth (159 point).

Sophomore Aileen Gomez finished 19th overall with a time of 19:46.0, her second-fastest career time as a Blue Dragon.

Sophomore Sarah Patteson posted a tie for the 20th-fastest time in Blue Dragon history with a 21st-place time of 19:46.0

Freshman Gabby Collins ran a time of 19:49.0, which was 24th on Saturday and tied for the 22nd fastest time in Blue Dragon history.

Sophomore Sam Ahmara was the fifth Blue Dragon to finish. She finished 54th with a time of 20:34.0, a career-best time.

Other Blue Dragon results were: America Garcia (72nd/20:56.3), Macy Linenberger (98th/21:36.5), Ashton Schlickau (100th/21:38.0), Caitlin Schlickau (112th/22:04.7) and Carissa Youngs (132nd/22:38.1).

The Blue Dragons will be off until October 6 when Hutchinson will run at the Emporia State Invitational.