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KU men’s, women’s runners place eighth

November 2, 2008

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— Kansas University junior Lauren Bonds finished in 12th place at the Big 12 Cross Country Championships on Saturday, becoming the second women's runner in Kansas history to earn All-Big 12 honors, as both the KU men's and women's cross country teams placed eighth at the Iowa State Cross Country Course.

The eighth-place women's finish ties for the second-best Big 12 Championships performance in school history, behind a sixth-place finish by the women in 2002.

Bonds finished the 6K in 21:31. The top 15 individual finishers at the Big 12 meet get all-conference. Bonds joins Laura Lavoie (2002) as the only two Kansas women's All-Big 12 runners.

Freshman Donny Wasinger was the top finisher for the KU men, placing 28th in the 8K in a time of 25:17.63.

Texas Tech won the Big 12 women's title, while Oklahoma State walked away with the men's championship.

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