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Southwest Conference (U.S.). Southwest Conference Cross Country Championships - Page 6. October 31, 1988. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 30, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/champ/item/1170/show/1164.

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Southwest Conference (U.S.). (October 31, 1988). Southwest Conference Cross Country Championships - Page 6. University of Houston Sports Championship Publications. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/champ/item/1170/show/1164

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Title Southwest Conference Cross Country Championships
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Date October 31, 1988
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Transcript PREVIEWING THE WOMEN'S RACE The seventh annual Southwest Conference women's cross country championships could prove to be "Showdown II" between two teams that will most certainly be among the nation's leaders in the NCAA Championships. The University of Arkansas and the University of Texas have met one other time this season, at the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, California. The Lady Hogs turned in one of their best performances of the year as they upset the Lady Longhorns by one point, 67-68. Aisling Ryan ran a 5,000-meter time of 17:25.2 to take second-place ahead of third-place Eileen Ellig of Texas, who posted a 17:32.9. The Lady Longhorns are considered by many to be the top team in the SWC, as they are ranked sixth in the October 18 NCAA top 20 poll. However, Arkansas, who is ranked 20th in the poll, has obviously proven that they can compete with the Longhorns. Texas is the three-time defending SWC champion. The Lady Longhorns shared the title with Houston in 1985 and won the championship outright in 1986 and 1987. Since the first SWC women's championship meet in 1982, only two schools have claimed the championship - Houston (1982-83-84, co-1985) and Texas. The Longhorns lost three of their top five runners from a year ago. Junior Eileen Ellig has led the squad this fall and appears ready to take over for the departed 1987 champion Trina Leopold. Seniors Tracy Laughlin and Sheila Quigley could finish strong to break up the Arkansas runners and help the Lady Longhorns post a high team score. "I think this will be a critical race for us this season," said Texas head coach Terry Crawford. "We consider Arkansas to be the favorite. They are coming back with a veteran team. We have a young team, one that really hasn't jelled yet. "It is critical in seeing the team jell at the conference meet and the District IV meet and in qualifying for nationals. We will need to run our very best to beat Arkansas, better than we have all year." Arkansas head coach Bev Rouse's 20th-ranked Lady Razorbacks have been hampered by illness the last couple of weeks. Sophomore Aisling Ryan, who placed third last year, has been sidelined the last two weeks with a bacterial infection and her status for the SWC meet is questionable. Also, seniors Sally Ramsdale and Jackie Mota have also been slowed by flu-like illness. "I would say that Texas is the favorite," said Rouse. "We just need to get healthy. If we're at full strength I think we can give Texas a run for it. But, it's questionable whether we'll be at full speed. "If we can put our whole team together, we can contend. But, we've only had all seven healthy for one meet this season (Stanford, where Arkansas finished first, beating Texas by one point)." Much like the men's race, the teams that have an outside shot at upseting the top two teams are Rice and Houston. Each has quality number one runners. It just depends on how strong the number two through five runners can finish. Houston's Carmen Maldonado has led the team all season long. She has finished at the top of each race this season for the Cougars. Maldonado and junior Nanette Garcia appear able to lead the Cougars to one of their most successful SWC meets in the last few years. The Greenwell twins, Donyale and Rochelle, who qualified for the NCAA Championships last season, and Angela Stearns should round out the next three scoring spots on the squad. "Carmen has ran well for us all year," said head Houston coach Diane Howell. "She has been consistent and focused and I expect her to continue to perform well. "Nanette Garcia has been sick and has had a few nagging injuries, but by the conference meet I feel like she can compete with the leaders. Our next three runners all have to run well for us to have even an outside chance of upsetting Arkansas or Texas." Rice's senior Kirsten Aure and sophomore Julie Jiskra have been the top performers for the Lady Owls this season. Aure was second on the Owl's squad last season in the SWC meet as she finished sixth behind Pam Klassen's fourth-place finish. Senior Michelle Barz finished 14th in last year's meet and Jiskra finished 20th for the Lady Owls. Any number of teams could break out of the pack and challenge for high individual finishes. Texas A&M, Baylor, SMU, TCU and Texas Tech all possess good runners who could break out from the pack and make a difference in the final team totals.