The 8K race featured 17 teams from NCAA I, NCAA II and NCAA III. Wood ran a 31:45.96 to place 133rd overall. Smith finished 141st with a time of 35:31.53. Spencer Turner (36:45.03), Tyler O'Banion (36:46.52) and Wyatt Metzger (40:54.14) rounded out Ozarks' runners.
"It was a great effort today," said head coach Jeremy Provence. "The team showed a lot of pride in themselves and Ozarks. The competition was stiff but the team didn't back down. Before the race I told them to go out and race from start to finish, and not get complacent. I wanted them to keep pushing until the finish line and they did a great job of doing that. We can take a lot from this race moving forward."
Ozarks will travel to the Chile Pepper Festival in Fayetteville October 1.