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Greiner Family OSU Cross Country Course

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Joseph Hovey | Posted: 24 Sep 2022 | Updated: 11 Nov 2022
Joseph Hovey

Men's cross country wins, women take third at Cowboy Jamboree

Aubrey Frentheway competes at 2020-21 NCAA Championships

STILLWATER, Okla. — Powered by the running of Casey Clinger and Aubrey Frentheway, BYU men’s and women’s cross country posted team podium finishes against a challenging field at the 84th Cowboy Jamboree on Saturday morning at the Oklahoma State University Cross Country Course.

Women's Recap

No. 7 BYU women’s cross country finished third in Saturday’s women’s 6,000-meter race as it totaled a score of 113 and finished ahead of No. 3 Colorado and No. 5 Stanford.

Aubrey Frentheway led the charge for the Cougars, crossing the finish at fourth overall with a time of 20:23.1. The senior from Cheyenne, Wyo. maintained her spot at the front of the pack throughout the race, even holding a lead with Everlyn Kemboi of Utah Valley at the 4k mark. Despite slipping to fourth at the finish, Frentheway preserved a top-5 finish as she fended-off Mountain Region rivals Elise Stearns and Annika Reiss of Northern Arizona.

Lexy Halladay-Lowry and McKenna Lee-Hansen came in next for the Cougars with top-20 times of 20:42.6 and 20:46.7, respectively.

Carmen Alder clocked a career-best 6k time of 21:08.6 to finish 36th in her fifth collegiate meet. Despite competing in their first collegiate 6k, freshmen Riley Chamberlain (21:12.3) and Taylor Rohatinsky (21:16.0) finished-off BYU’s scoring at 42nd and 48th, respectively.

The Cougars’ third-place finish came against 10 of the top-30 teams in the country and on a course where they will compete for the NCAA National Championship on Nov. 19.

Cowboy Jamboree: Women's 6k BYU Results
Place Name Time
4. Aubrey Frentheway 20:23.1
13. Lexy Halladay-Lowry 20:42.6
18. McKenna Lee-Hansen 20:46.7
36. Carmen Alder 21:08.6
42. Riley Chamberlain 21:12.3
48. Taylor Rohatinsky 21:16.0
61. Addi Bruening 21:27.3
73. Jacey Farmer 21:34.1
75. Alissa Fielding 21:34.8
78. Anna Martin 21:38.1
87. Lindsey Stallworth 21:44.0
92. Madi Moffit 21:45.5
103. Sadie Sargent 21:58.2
116. Julie Sumsion 22:11.0
130. Rachel Morrin 22:29.5
197. Jenna Hutchins 26:21.0


Cowboy Jamboree: Women's 6k Team Top-10
Place Team Score
1. No. 3 (t) Oklahoma State 70
2.  No. 22 Northern Arizona 88
3. No. 7 BYU 113
4.  No. 3 (t) Colorado 159
5.  No. 5 Stanford 174
6.  Syracuse 178
7.  No. 27 UVU 206
8.  No. 6 Washington 223
9. No. 9 Arkansas 232
10. No. 12 Michigan 235

Men's Recap

The No. 4 men’s team claimed a first-place finish in the 8,000-meter race on Saturday morning, fielding ten harriers in competition that included 15 teams ranked in the USTFCCCA’s latest top-30 poll.

“The strongest teams in the country were here today,” said BYU men’s cross country head coach Ed Eyestone. “Casey Clinger continued to show his leadership being our first guy to finish at seventh. Joey Nokes had a phenomenal race, we knew he was ready for this based on what he’s been showing in workouts. We’re also super pleased with Christian Allen for his first race in a Cougar uniform.”

The Cougars finished with 75 total points, ahead of No. 3 Stanford (101), No. 1 Northern Arizona (110) and No. 2 Oklahoma State (118).

The well-balanced team victory was led by three-time All-American Casey Clinger’s seventh-place finish, crossing the line at 23:30.0. Sophomore Joey Nokes had a breakout race, registering a personal best in the 8k at 23:36.1 for the second top-10 finish of his collegiate career.

“Joey demonstrated through track season last year that great things awaited him and it was nice to see him put it together in competition,” said Eyestone.

Accomplished Weber State graduate transfer and two-time All-American Christian Allen completed his first race in a Cougar uniform, finishing 11th with a time of 23:39.2. The Cougars’ top five was rounded out with sophomore twin brothers Davin Thompson (23:46.7) and Creed Thompson (23:51.6) finishing 20th and 27th, respectively.

BYU aims to return to action once again on the Oklahoma State University Cross Country Course for the NCAA Championships held in Stillwater on Nov. 19.

After two weeks off, both BYU teams will return to action at the Nuttycombe Invitational at Thomas Zimmer Championship Course in Madison, Wisconsin on Oct. 14.

Cowboy Jamboree: Men's 8k BYU Results
Place Name Time
7. Casey Clinger 23:30.0
10. Joey Nokes 23:36.1
11. Christian Allen 23:39.2
20. Davin Thompson 23:46.7
27. Creed Thompson 23:51.6
36. Justin Hartshorn 23:58.7
51. Kenneth Rooks 24:09.7
79. Brandon Garnica 24:26.8
84. Zach Erikson 24:30.0
104. Luke Grundvig 24:42.7
120. Land Lambert 24:53.5


Cowboy Jamboree: Men's 8k Team Top-10
Place Team Score
1. No. 4 BYU 75
2. No. 3 Stanford 101
3. No. 1 Northern Arizona 110
4. No. 2 Oklahoma State 118
5.  No. 6 Tulsa 165
6.  No. 9 Wake Forest 176
7. No. 5 Colorado 183
8. No. 20 Syracuse 201
9. No. 11 Air Force 223
10. No. 16 Gonzaga 243

Joseph Hovey | Posted: 20 Sep 2022 | Updated: 7 Nov 2022
Joseph Hovey

Cross country travels to Cowboy Jamboree

Aubrey Frentheway at 2020-21 NCAA Championships

PROVO, Utah — No. 4/No. 7 BYU men's and women's cross country faces its first major test of the season at the Cowboy Jamboree in Stillwater, Oklahoma on Saturday. 

Meet Information - Cowboy Jamboree

  • Venue: Oklahoma State University Cross Country Course
  • Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • Women's 6k: 7:45 a.m. CDT
  • Men's 8k: 8:30 a.m. CDT
  • Live Results
  • No live stream available

The Cowboy Jamboree provides both teams an opportunity to showcase their strengths against some of the premier programs in the country. 

No. 4 BYU men's cross country will face 15 of the teams ranked in the USTFCCCA's latest top-30 poll, including No. 1 Northern Arizona, No. 2 Oklahoma State, No. 3 Stanford and No. 5 Colorado.  

No. 7 BYU women's cross country takes-on 10 ranked opponents, including No. 3 Oklahoma State, No. 3 (tied) Colorado, No. 5 Stanford and No. 6 Washington. 

The Cougars have enjoyed recent historic success in Stillwater.

Aubrey Frentheway, McKenna Lee-Hansen and Lexy Halladay-Lowry return to the course where they helped BYU women’s cross country claim its fifth national title on March 15, 2021. Later that day, the BYU men would finish seventh as Conner Mantz raced to the first of two individual national championships. Casey Clinger took 13th at the 2020-21 nationals with a time of 30:19.8.