OU finished the 2008 season with an 8-21 record, 5-11 Summit League after defeating
Western Illinois Friday and IUPUI Saturday.
Men’s and Women’s Cross Country
The Oakland University men’s cross country team ran to an 18th place finish in a field of 28 teams with 484 points at the Great Lakes Regional in West Lafayette, Ind., Saturday. The women’s team finished 22nd out of 34 teams with 607 points.
Women’s Swimming and Diving
The Grizzlies defeated Akron Saturday by a score of 175-125.
The No. 30 Golden Grizzlies routed IUPUI 4-0 Friday in the semi-finals of the Summit League Tournament at the OU Soccer Field, but fell 4-3 to UMKC in the championship game in a 4-3 shootout after a 1-1 contest.
The OU women’s basketball team defeated Columbia in the season opening game Friday by a score of 79-59 on the strength of Melissa Jeltema’s 20 points and 10 rebounds. They beat Niagra on the road Sunday by a score of 74-64 behind Jessica Pike’s 24 points and Brittany Carnago’s 16 rebounds.
The OU men’s basketball team fell to Cleveland State Saturday in their road opening game by a score of 58-55 but continued their road trip on an uptick, defeating Oregon in overtime, 82-79. Johnathon Jones scored a career-high 32 points in the win, including 10 in the extra period. — Tim Rath, Sports Editor