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Parking issues Some of the most dangerous places for women surround Midwestern on all sides. Parking lots are convenient stalking grounds for predators, and the regulations set out by the administration make this peril even more profound. For resident students, ﬁnding a parking spot within a reasonable distance of their halls becomes almost impossible after dark. Those students who have
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off-campus jobs or other responsibilities that keep them out until the sun sets ﬁnd themselves faced with a long, dark walk home while the non-resident student parking lots nearby sit empty. Part of the problem stems from the fact that the lot south of Prothro-Yeager is off-limits to resident
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students. The need for non-resident parking is obvious, but the nearest and most well lit parking spaces should be reserved exclusively for those students who are often faced with coming home late rather than those who arrive in the mornings and leave when their classes are complete. One of the lots reserved for resident use is entirely unreasonable. The area behind the IELI building just off Midwestern Parkway is simply hazardous, especially to female students walking alone. While a police escort service is available, many students aren’t aware of how to request it. A simple way to relieve this potentially dangerous situation in part would be to reserve the nearest parking
Every 65 seconds, an American is killed. No, not by war and not by terrorists, but the silent assassin—a
heart attack. It is the number one killer in America. In fact, every year coronary heart disease kills 1 out of every 5 people in America, and more than 1,200,000 people suffer through a heart attack every year. According to the American Heart Association’s Web site: “Some heart attacks are sudden and intense—the “movie heart attack”––But most heart attacks start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort.” Signs of a heart attack range from chest discomfort (in the center of the chest that comes and goes, an uncomfortable pressure) to problems in the arms (or arm), the back, jaw, neck and stomach, which could lead to nausea, cold sweat and/or lightheadedness. Heart attacks are more likely with intense exertion either physical
and/or psychological: Work-related, spouse-related, enemy-related, family-related, bill-related, problem child-related, trafﬁc-related, legal problem- and school-related stress factors – just to name a few. Local area hospitals across Montague, Clay, Cooke, Archer and Wichita counties, as well as the rest of the state, use the normal emergency heart attack routine that includes: Chest compressions, oxygen intake into the lungs and sometimes shocking of the heart with the infamous paddles. According to a study conducted by four hospitals in California, in traditional methods of resuscitation, the survival rate for the victims of a heart attack was only 15 percent. Hospitals across the nation have worked hard to ﬁgure out a way to raise the number of survivors. Current medical guidelines require that heart attack patients should receive an angioplasty (opening blocked arteries) within 90 minutes of arriving at the emergency room. However, many hospitals have hard time meeting this standard. And yet, St. Francis Heart Center in Indiana instituted the Emergency Heart Attack Response Team, a protocol that allows emergency department to activate the cath lab instead of waiting on a cardiologist. The new protocol decreased the
severity of heart attacks by 40 percent, reduced the medical costs $10,000 per person. Patients suffered less damage to the heart and a shorter stay in the hospital. More than 125 hospitals across 33 states have contacted the hospital, searching for copies of the new protocol, as well as hospitals from Japan, Israel, Italy, Russia, Great Britain, Australia and Canada. And another idea has sparked the ﬂames of knowledge and promises to save more lives than ever before. In a study published last year by the University of California, instead of the normal emergency room procedure of resuscitation, doctors put heart attack patients on a heart-lung bypass machine to maintain circulation and then treated sudden cardiac arrest with a “cardioplegic” blood infusion that kept the heart in a state of suspended animation. The hospital discharged more than 80 percent of the patients alive, a 65 percent success rate over traditional methods. Dr. Lance Becker, an authority on emergency medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, found that heart cells cut off from blood supply survived hours without oxygen. “After one hour,” he explained in an interview with Newsweek, “we couldn’t see evidence the cells had died. We thought we’d done some-
thing wrong.” Becker explained that standard emergency-room procedure is exactly backward because after a cardiac arrest, medical personnel give the victims oxygen, jolt the heart with paddles and pump in epinephrine to force it to beat—in turn taking in more oxygen, a scenario that leads to cellular breakdown and death. Becker explained that medical practitioners should “reduce the oxygen uptake, slow metabolism and adjust the blood chemistry for gradual and safe reperfusion.” He said that one way to accomplish this is hypothermia, a procedure that lowers the body temperature. “In an emergency department, you work like mad for half an hour on someone whose heart has stopped, and ﬁnally someone says, ‘I don’t think we’re going to get this guy back,’ and then you just stop,” he explained. “The body on the cart is dead, but its trillions of cells are all still alive.” So as we continue on our path of destruction with the war, maybe the light of incompetence will continue to shine upon the hospitals across America and more studies will arise to develop this new technique—changing the course of humanity and insurance companies for the next millennia.
Never before have so many people thought I was completely crazy for trying to not give into the social norm of the college party scene. I will admit to having one sip of beer because I had never had that particular brand, and I probably won’t ever again because it was horrible. Throughout the night, a few people congratulated my quest to be sober, but most of them thought I was crazy. Don’t get me wrong, though. I do drink, and I do like to go to parties. I have, you could say, made fun of my friends who weren’t drinking for whatever reason, but after that Saturday, I have a newfound respect for them. After I mingled for a little bit and scoured the house for a non-alcoholic beverage, I took refuge in one of the bedrooms. One of my friends, who wasn’t quite drunk yet, came to keep me company.
He gave me hug and told me he was proud of me, and I couldn’t help but think how ironic that statement was coming from someone who reeked of alcohol. I pulled the bed comforter over my head, sighed, and asked once again for something non-alcoholic to drink. I talked to another friend of mine who said that as long as my drinking habits didn’t directly affect my grades, classes, etc, then I should have nothing to worry about. He is right in a sense, but I am only 19 and my life should not be focused on parties and alcohol. The rest of the night went by in a haze; I tried to block out the drunken background noise that seemed to follow me everywhere. I know I left feeling pretty angry and upset, but that’s just because I can’t handle obnoxiously drunk people when I’m sober. I appreciated my friends who stuck by my side that night and who reminded me that I was doing a
good and positive thing. And yes, now is the time when all of you who actually know me can call me out and tell me that I’m a hypocrite. I won’t try to stop you from doing so. I fully admit to going to “parties” and to drinking while I’m there. It’s not something I’m trying to hide. I just don’t ﬁnd it necessary to force a drink into someone’s hand when they’re trying to stay sober. I didn’t even talk to half of the people there that night, so for all I know, I wasn’t the only sober person there By no means am I trying to call anyone out. I’m just stating the events as I saw them. In the future I’m quite sure I’ll attend more parties in which I won’t be drinking, and I know there will be parties where I will drink. I just wish it were easier for people to respect someone’s decision and not pressure them into doing something they set out not to do.
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lots for resident students. Special spots for faculty and staff are a given, of course, but even a handful of extra spaces would be an improvement. More security would be another partial solution and could be achieved by more frequent police patrols of the parking lots themselves and the installment of more emergency phones between the lots and the residence halls. As it is, a student walking from certain resident-only parking lots is back at their hall before they pass one.As of right now, students, especially women, should be extra careful. For the long-term, a parking garage might be a wise investment for the university to consider.
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This past Saturday I attended a party in which there were copious amounts of alcohol. I made the personal choice not
to drink that night. Sadly enough, I have to say that it was one of the hardest experiences of my life. I have no problem saying no to people and to drinking. Just because there is alcohol in front of me, doesn’t mean I have to drink it. Everything about that night reminded me of an awkward high school party in which pressuring your friends was the main source of entertainment. Never before were there so many unwanted drinks pushed into my hands by my stumbling friends.
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Mansion, Apartment, Shack, House Yahoo! is testing an experimental social network service called Mash that makes it easy for Yahoo! users to share tidbits of their lives with friends and family online. This service will be independent from the company’s Yahoo! 360 degree proﬁle service. One aspect of the service is the power it gives users to edit their friends’ proﬁles and add personal blurbs, after approval by the proﬁle owner.
ʻTimeʼ Comes To Stop Robert Jordan died Sept. 16 from complications from cardiac amyloidosis. He was 58 years old. Jordan is best remembered for penning the famous “Wheel of Time” series of fantasy novels. Eleven of the novels were completed before Jordan’s death, with the ﬁnal novel, “A Memory of Light,” left unﬁnished. Jordan also wrote several accessory works to the “Wheel of Time” series, novels for the “Conan the Barbarian” series, and was planning a new “Shogun”-esque series, “Inﬁnity of Heaven.”
The Long and Winding Road As of press time, the jurors in the Phil Spector case are deadlocked. The foreman of the jury told the judge Tuesday that the panel is at an impasse of 7-5, though he did not indicate which way it was leaning. Spector, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, is famous for the “Wall of Sound” production technique and for producing tracks for the Beatles and the Ramones, among others.
Hepburn: Classy college ladyʼs idol LAUREN WOOD STAFF REPORTER When I think of classy and elegant, but full of charm and wit, I think not of a recent actress, but of someone who set the stage and standards for all to come after her: Audrey Hepburn. For those who are cinematically deprived, Hepburn was one of the leading ladies in Hollywood during the ʼ50s and ʼ60s who received an Academy Award for her ﬁlm debut in 1953ʼs “Roman Holiday.” She received four more nominations, including one for her performance in the beloved classic “Breakfast at Tiffanyʼs.” Hepburn charmed audiences with her willowy ﬁgure and repartee and dominated the screen, even when she was cast beside handsome and well-known co-stars. Among her greatest ﬁlms include three personal favorites: “Breakfast at Tiffanyʼs,” “Sabrina” and “Charade.” Everyone should at least know about “Breakfast at Tiffanyʼs.” For one, the movie is the subject of a song by Deep Blue Something, and two, it just happens to be one of the most classic movies EVER! The storyline (based on the novella by Truman Capote) follows the lonely and, Iʼll admit, rather handsome George Peppard (“How
the West Was Won”) as he becomes charmed by his neighbor Holly Golightly, played by our very own Miss Hepburn. Hepburn plays an independent young woman who strives to be a highclimbing socialite with a taste for high fashion and wild parties. The ﬁlm is in color (for all you people who canʼt sit still through a black and white ﬁlm) and it also educates the viewer on society and fashion back in the early ʼ60s. Hepburnʼs large hats alone could be a cast member. Its script is brilliant, full of unforgettable moments and one-liners. And as for the connection to with Tiffanyʼs jewelry store, youʼll just have to watch and see. “Sabrina” was not as popular as “Breakfast at Tiffanyʼs,” but still wonderfully done.
This ﬁlm, however, is in black and white, but if you are dying for color, a remake was made in 1995 with Harrison Ford (what movie wasnʼt he in during that decade?). This ﬁlm is a romantic comedy about the daughter of a rich familyʼs chauffeur, who falls in love with both sons of the family. The young playboy son is played by William Holden (“Stalag 17”) and the older, stuffy businessman brother is brilliantly portrayed by screen legend Humphrey Bogart (“The African Queen”). Hepburn leaves for Paris and returns as a sophisticated young woman who captures the hearts of all around her. “Sabrina” was originally the play “Sabrina Fair” but director Billy Wilder (“Some Like It Hot”) snatched it up and began work on a ﬁlm version with this very talented cast. Every scene is full of drama and humor, and as someone who has seen both versions of
the ﬁlm, I prefer Hepburnʼs performance because of her elegance and beauty and Bogartʼs hilarious sense of humor. I was laughing multiple times at its clever screenplay, much to the annoyance of my roommate. Note to self: Donʼt watch when someone is trying to sleep. Lastly, also not as popular as “Breakfast at Tiffanyʼs” but still a favorite, is “Charade.” It too was remade recently as “The Truth About Charlie” with Mark Wahlberg. This classic takes place in Paris, the city of romance, but begins with mystery and suspense. Hepburn plays a young woman who meets the dashingly handsome Cary Grant (“To Catch a Thief”) on her skiing vacation. When she returns home, she ﬁnds her apartment empty and her husband dead. Hepburn is then chased by a group of crooks and befriends Grant, whom she
thinks is the only one she can trust, but even his identity is not what it seems. After a confusing maze of whoʼs who, Hepburn ends up ﬁnding love and saving the day. As for everything in between, it is full of quirky dialogue and keeps you guessing till the end, helping those of us who suffer from a short attention span. Keep in mind that the ﬁlm is a bit old, so itʼs ﬁlming techniques are a bit old fashioned, but approach it with an open mind. For all you nonromantics, this is probably not the ﬁlm for you considering Hepburn practically throws herself at Grant throughout the movie. But for all those who enjoy a good mushy love scene, enjoy. These are a few of the legendary Hepburnʼs ﬁlms. Hastings has good deals on old movies, so if you want to save a buck, browse away.
New fall TV lineup includes ʻCavemen,ʼ ʻBig Shotsʼ COURTNEY FOREMAN STAFF REPORTER As fall approaches, so does a new line up of fall shows. “Greyʼs Anatomy,” “The Ofﬁce” and many newcomers are just the beginning of what we can expect to see on TV this fall. “Cavemen” You might recognize these primitive creatures from their wildly successful GEICO commercials, but these days the cavemen are up for more of a challenge than just saving money on car insurance. These cavemen are out to face the real world in the 21st century living in Atlanta and struggling with ﬁtting in and feeling normal. “Cavemen” premiers Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. on ABC. “Pushing Daisies” The guys who brought you “Amélie,” “Stranger Than Fiction” and “Chocolat” are now bringing you the newest spin on science ﬁction television. This show features a love story about a man with the gift to bring people back to life with a touch of his hand, just long enough to ask them how they died. Sounds crazy, right? Well, this man not only brings people back from the dead, he also solves murder cases and helps catch the criminals. “Pushing Daisies” will premiere Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. on ABC.
“Cavemen,” left, and “Nashville,” right, are just two of the new shows hitting TV this fall.
“Big Shots” In what is almost a male version of “Sex and the City,” this cast of male big shots is up to no good as they try to conquer the world with their big-name jobs. The all-star cast includes Christopher Titus, Joshua Malina, Michael Vartan and Dylan McDermott. These men seem to have it all ... that is, until the women in their life start causing trouble. Be sure to catch the drama as it unfolds on the series premiere Thursday, Sept. 27 at 9 p.m. on ABC. “Chuck” From the man who brought us “The O.C.” and movies like “Charlieʼs Angels” and “We Are Marshall” comes an action-comedy you would never expect. An average computer geek ac-
cidentally encodes secret but vital information from the governmentʼs most classiﬁed documents. Now, instead of helping customers with their technology troubles, Chuck ﬁnds he is the only one who can save the world. Donʼt miss this in-
teresting mix of trouble and comedy when the show premieres Monday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. on NBC. “Nashville” This brand-new reality series follows a group of promising singers on their journey to Nashville, Tenn., with hopes of becoming
Americaʼs next great singing sensation. This drama-ﬁlled show will keep us on our toes as these talented young starlets try and make their mark in “the biggest small town in America.” Be sure to catch the show Fridays at 8 p.m. on Fox.
Sports NEXT UP Volleyball Sept. 20 at Central Oklahoma 7 p.m. Men’s Soccer Sept. 21 at West Texas A&M 3 p.m. Football Sept. 22 at East Central 6 p.m. Rugby Sept. 22 vs. Fort Sill 7 p.m. at Wichita Falls LOREN EGGENSCHWILER | THE WICHITAN MSU’s Allison Schreiber sets her teammates up for the kill on Saturday at D.L. Coliseum. With many in attendence to celebrate MSU’s Family Day, the Lady Mustangs sped by Texas A&M Commerce, 3-0, to move their current win streak to 12 games. Schreiber was named Lone Star Conference Setter of the Week for her outstanding play against TAMUC, Dallas Baptist and Texas Woman’s.
Mustangs dominate NSU, 38-7 IGGY CRUZ STAFF REPORTER
Even with NFL scouts from the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings lurking in the stands Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium, Midwestern State quarterback Daniel Polk remained calm and collected. The dual-threat senior was precise, connecting on his ﬁrst 10 passes to lead the No. 14 Mustangs (3-0 overall, 1-0 LSC) past Northeastern State 38-7 in a Lone Star Conference crossover match. Polk passed for 232 yards and two touchdowns on 19-of-22 passing, while rushing 12 times for 68 yards and a score. Polk now has 30 career touchdowns, tying him with former Mustang standout Ross Harrison for the top spot on the all-time list. MSU converted their ﬁrst four possessions into points as the team dominated the RiverHawks (0-3 overall, 0-2 LSC) to a 24-0 ﬁrst-half. Polk directed the Mustangs’ opening drive 67 years from the MSU 33-yard line and capped it off with a 14-yard score. After junior transfer Steve Harper put the Mustangs up 14-0 with a 1-yard run, Polk went to the aerial attack; hooking up with DelJuan Lee for a 39-yard touchdown in the top of the second quarter.
True freshman kicker Jose Martinez followed with a 28-yard ﬁeld goal to give the Mustangs the edge at intermission. Lee ﬁnished with three grabs for 59 yards to lead the MSU receiving corps, while Martinez went a perfect 5-of-5 on extra point attempts. The Mustangs converted four third-down attempts and two fourth-down tries in the ﬁrst-half, while racking up 461 yards of total offense for the game. The MSU defense played stellar, limiting the RiverHawks to 151 yards of total offense and pressuring NSU quarterback Joe Hogan throughout the game. Hogan ﬁnished 15-of-30 passing for 117 yards and accounted for the only score of the game for NSU when he connected with Anthony Alexander for a 22-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter. Junior linebacker Jacob Martin ﬁnished with a team-high six tackles to lead MSU. Darrell Freeman added ﬁve, while Ryan Craven and Cedric Johnson had four apiece. Nelson Ehirim and Franquis Ford each recorded a sack for Midwestern. Twenty Mustangs notched at least two tackles in the defensive effort. Joe Chatman would set MSU up for another score on the second drive of the third quarter. The running back took a hand-
Midwestern scares Lions, 3-0 KONNIE SEWELL ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR The Midwestern State University men’s soccer team beat the Northeastern State RiverHawks 3-0 Friday. This game was the ﬁrst in the Southwest Soccer Conference. Ahmad Ihmeidan gave the team an early lead before intermission and the defense was strong for the rest of the game. Ihmeidan’s goal took a cross from Daniel Brown during the seventh minute. Danny Kastelic lead the defense with help from starting defenders Robert Swann, Brannon Calvert and Brian Martinez. During the second half, Brown received a long pass on a breakaway from Martinez before making his sixth goal of the season during the 53rd minute. The ﬁnal goal of the game came when reserve defender Tyler Murphy knocked a through ball to Efren Castillo during the 78th minute. Northeastern State dropped to 3-4 and 1-2. Next up for the Mustangs was a
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match against Missouri Southern. The Mustangs won this game with another 3-0 score on home territory. MSU, who is ranked 16th, outshot the Lions 9-1, turning three of those shots into goals. Going into intermission the Mustangs were leading 1-0 after Jake Landon cashed in a lead pass in the box from Obed Becerra during the 15th minute. The MSU defense allowed only one shot from the Lions, and junior goalkeeper Shawn Carr earned his ﬁrst shutout as a Mustang without facing a single shot on goal in 90 minutes of play. In fact, the Mustangs have only allowed two goals in seven games this season. Brown got his seventh goal of the season in the 60th minute and Kyle Kmiec converted a header after Eddie Lett hit the crossbar from pointblank range in the 69th minute. The Mustangs are now 6-1, 2-0 and will play a pair of crucial SSC matches away next weekend at West Texas A&M and Eastern New Mexico.
off from the Mustang 20-yard line and galloped through the NSU defense for a 48-yard jaunt to the RiverHawks 32. From there, Polk would hook up with wideout Sasan Faradineh on a 14-yard pass to ﬁnish the drive and take a 31-0 advantage into the ﬁnal quarter. Junior punt returner B.J. Mathis would do the honors of ﬁnishing off the RiverHawks with a backbreaking 70-yard punt return for a score. Mathis, the LSC South Special Teams Player of the Week, gave the Mustangs excellent ﬁeld position throughout the game. The transfer from Kilgore College had a total of 142 return yards, which is the second-most total for a Mustang. Henry Johnson holds the record for most return yards with an 170-yard outing on Oct. 21, 1995. He averaged 20.3 yards on seven returns. It also marked the ﬁrst time an MSU player has taken a punt return for a score since Gary Elliott did it with a 77-yard scamper on Oct. 22, 2005 against the East Central Tigers. The Mustangs will now travel to Ada, Okla. Saturday to take on the Tigers. MSU beat ECU 63-14 last season at Memorial Stadium. Kick-off is set for 6 p.m.
MSU makes a dozen JOSH MUJICA SPORTS EDITOR
Women’s Soccer Sept. 19 at Central Oklahoma 4 p.m.
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The MSU volleyball team won their 12th game in a row, improving 2-0 in LSC competition, as they overcame Texas A&M Commerce, 3-0, Saturday night at D. L. Coliseum. The matchup served as the main course of MSU’s Family Day since the football team’s 38-7 win had already appetized Mustangs’ fans earlier in the day. MSU totally controlled Game 1 and steam rolled TAMUC 30-20, but the Lions displayed a short service game to alter the Lady Mustang momentum in Game 2. “It caused us a few problems at the beginning of the game, but we made some adjustments to our serve-receive,” MSU coach Vernera Flores-Stafford said. The Lady Mustangs had to hold off four TAMUC game-point situations but eventually earned a come from behind 37-35 result to go up 2-0. MSU stuck a fork in the Lions with a 30-23 Game 3 win and they proved to be done. “The girls are playing with purpose,” Flores-Stafford said. Junior Allison Schreiber, who earned LSC Setter of the Week for the third time this season, posted a double-double with 45 set assists and 10 digs in the match. Schreiber averaged 13.45 assists to lead the LSC’s best hitting percentage team to a perfect 3-0 this past week. She had a
.286 hitting percentage. The Lady Mustangs got great production from outside hitter Krissa Johnson, who had 14 kills and a .257 attack percentage and junior Jessica Ransom tacked on 10 kills. Johnson earned LSC Player of the Week after putting down 27.2 percent of her attack attempts and averageing 3.91 kills per game. Shay Velasquez and Rachel Gilmore each had three aces against TAMUC as MSU issued a nine-ace attack. Even though the Lady Mustangs gave up 14 service errors for aces, coach Flores-Stafford was pleased with her team’s aggression yet would still like to see aces and service errors even out. “We’d like to be a little closer to a 1-to-1 ratio,” Flores-Stafford said. Velasquez and Gilmore led the defensive effort against the Lions as each had 13 digs for MSU. TAMUC goes to 3-9 overall and 0-2 in conference play. Sophomore Alysha Pritt was honored as LSC Defensive Player of the Week after tallying 11 total blocks and 2.09 digs per game. Angelo State’s Tess Brindock earned Setter of the Week, and West Texas A&M’s Melissa Harper and Sara Contreras gained offensive and defensive recognition. The Lady Mustangs are off to the best start in school history at 14-2 and will now travel to Edmond, Okla. to take on Central Oklahoma on Thursday in LSC action. The matchup is scheduled for 7 p.m.
PATRICK JOHNSTON | THE WICHITAN MSU free safety Frank Brown, 27, leads a swarm of tacklers to bring down a NSU ball carrier Saturday at Memorial Stadium. The Mustangs demolished the RiverHawks, 38-7. MSU’s defense had 20 players with at least two tackles.
Cross country cruises to 30th JOSH MUJICA SPORTS EDITOR Five Lady Mustangs galloped to personal records on Saturday as MSU ﬁnished 30th at the Missouri Southern Stampede in Joplin. The meet served as the NCAA Division II pre-nationals and MSU topped out in ﬁfth out of the six Lone Star Conference schools who competed. Sophomore Andrea Borgman ﬁnished 81st in the 5K by posting a time of 19:23, tying a school record. Hassie Sutton was at Borgman’s heels as she crossed the ﬁnish line in 94th in the 400-runner ﬁeld with
a time of 19:28, while Mindy Briones cruised through with a 21:30. Sophomore Jenna Felderhoff earned a 22:37 and freshman Chloe Lander ran a 24:37. “It was a really good event for us,” MSU coach Koby Styles said. “I am proud of the girls for continuing to work hard.” The University of Tulsa’s Alex Becker sprinted away with the top individual award as she ﬁnished in 16:33 to help her school win the team championship with an average time of 17:40.2. The Lady Mustangs will rest their hooves and take a week off before heading to Oklahoma State University to compete in the Cowboy Jamboree on Sept. 29.
MSU cyclist rides to 3rd JOSH MUJICA SPORTS EDITOR
PATRICK JOHNSTON| THE WICHITAN MSU’s Eddie Lett, 18, tries to get around a Missouri Southern player Sunday at the MSU Soccer Field.
Midwestern State’s Natalie Klemko ﬁnished third at the Collegiate National Track Cycling Championships this past weekend in San Diego, Calif. Klemko, in her second semes-
ter, raced in three women’s events, including a 60-lap race on the San Diego Velodrome. Klemko was ﬁrst amongst women in the Hotter ‘N Hell last month. MSU’s four-rider team ﬁnished seventh overall in the event. Matthew Fox was 12th in the men’s comepetition and Aaron Kacala ﬁnished 20th.
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