Oklahoma Baptist cross-country runners Miranda Dent (R) and Sydney Lawrence, photo courtesy OBU Sports Info. Northeastern State's Joel Rockmore, photo courtesy NSU Sports Info.

This week’s Players of the Week presented by First United are the OBU women’s cross-country team, and Joel Rockmore, NSU.

Oklahoma Baptist women’s cross-country

We’re giving the weekly honor this time to the entire OBU cross-country team. The Lady Bison finished first in their Invitational this weekend and did so with an incredible 21 points. OBU’s first five finished 1-2-5-6-7. Abby Hoover, already an OSN Player of the Week this year, won individually with a time of 17:34. Miranda Dent followed her at 18:01. Kaylee Large, Emily Sechrist and Sydney Lawrence were fifth, sixth and seventh, respectively.

Joel Rockmore, senior, Northeastern State

The senior played a big role in the RiverHawks first win of the season. Rockmore gained 210 yards on 18 carries, averaging 11.7 yards with each touch, and had two rushing touchdowns. He has a total of 482 rushing yards on the season at the midpoint and is the first back from an Oklahoma college to cross the 200-yard mark in a game this year.

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