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Texas-Tyler Cruises to Men's Cross Country Championship
October 28, 2006

Courtesy University of Texas at Tyler Sports Information Department


Texas-Tyler celebrates their ASC men's cross country championship.

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Corey Kellam and Brad Mullens Ben Donnan

In the LEFT photo, Corey Kellam (left) of 2006 champion Texas-Tyler battles McMurry freshman Brad Mullens. In the RIGHT photo, Texas-Tyler sophomore Ben Donnan leads the Patriots to the 2006 American Southwest Conference men's cross country championship on Saturday. Donnan ran the 8K course in 26:16 and finished first overall.

TYLER, Texas – The Texas-Tyler men's cross country team ended the 2006 season with another dominating performance, this time winning the American Southwest Conference Championships handily.

Running at home, head coach Bob Hepler's Patriots were led by Ben Donnan, who won his second race of the year. Donnan finished the 8K race in 26:16, thirteen seconds ahead of Chauncey Deller. Warren Brown finished third with a time of 26:45.

The Patriots took five of the top seven spots in the championships. Corey Kellam was fifth with a time of 27:02 and William Ritter was seventh with a 27:15.

The championship meet proved to be a two-team race, with Texas-Tyler and McMurry runners combining to take the first seventeen places. The Patriots finished with 18 points, followed by McMurry (37) and Mississippi College (98).

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