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November 23, 2013

Sports Briefs - 11/24/2013

Colorado, Providence capture NCAA cross-country titles

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — The Colorado men and Providence women won NCAA cross-country titles.

This was Colorado’s fourth men’s title, all since 2001 under coach Mark Wetmore. The No. 3 ranked Buffaloes had 149 points to hold off No. 2 Northern Arizona (169).

Oregon freshman Edward Cheserek fought through a wind chill in the teens to catch defending champion Kennedy Kithuka of Texas Tech. Cheserek, Oregon’s first freshman NCAA cross country champion, finished the 10,000-meter race in 29 minutes, 41.1 seconds.

The top-ranked Providence women took the NCAA title in the 6,000-meter race. The Friars had 141 points and No. 2 Arizona had 197.

Schedules, rosters requested

CUMBERLAND — Area high school athletic directors or head coaches of winter sports teams who have not yet provided the Times-News with copies of their team schedules and rosters are requested to do so.

Schedules and rosters may be emailed to mburke@times-news or mmathews@times-news.com, or faxed to 301-722-5270.

Salvation Army   league to meet

CUMBERLAND — There will be an organizational meeting for a men’s basketball league at the Salvation Army on Monday at 6:30 p.m. Anyone interested in playing or starting a team should attend.

Contact Bryan at 240-580-0030 if there are any questions.

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