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Nov. 2, 1999

Cross country squads

finish 7, 11 at finals

The women's cross country team placed seventh at the Big 12 Championships in College Station on Saturday. Colorado took the women's team championship.

Senior Karin Ernstrom's fifth-place finish in the 5,000-meter race led the Lady Bears. Ernstrom's time, 17:13, was just 25 seconds behind champion Kara Wheeler of Colorado.

Baylor's Stephanie Bennett and Erin Dixon finished the race among the top fifty.

The men's squad finished 11th at the conference championships. The Buffaloes also took first place in the meet.

Freshman Ferenc Beskesi, who placed 19th with a time of 25:38 in the 8,000-meter race, led the Bears. His finish was the best individual finish for a male runner at any Big 12 Championship in history.

Brandon Buhr finished 42nd with a time of 26:15.

Tennis falls in final season tournament

Baylor tennis member senior Johann Jooste advanced to but lost in the semifinals of the ITA Region VI Tournament in Fort Worth. Jooste, the No. 2 seed in the tournament, fell in straight sets 7-6, 6-3.

Senior David Hodge advanced to the quarterfinals but lost 6-1, 7-6.

The doubles teams advanced to but lost in quarterfinals as well. Sophomore Csongor Bibza and junior Mark Williams fell 6-3, 7-6 Jooste and Hodge fell 6-3,3-6, 6-4.

The ITA regional was Baylor's final tournament of the fall.

Crew finds success at Pumpkin Head Regatta

The Baylor crew teams had success in the Pumpkin Head Regatta in Austin on Saturday. The women's team, composed of eight rowers and one coxswain who gives commands and stirs the boat, finished in ninth place. The men's team, four members and one coxswain, finished second.

The women have little experience, less than one year, according to member Britta Spann, a Fort Worth junior. The club competes in activities in order to gain experience. The women's sport club will travel to Atlanta for a regatta this weekend.