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Cross Country - Sun, Oct. 13, 2013

October 12, 2013

McCOOK LAKE, S.D. – Dakota State's Michael Hoffman earned a spot in the 'Top 10' in the Briar Cliff (Iowa) Invitational cross country meet Saturday morning at Adams Nature Preserve.  The Trojan men's place ninth as a team, while the DSU women's cross country had four runners competed.

Dakota State men's tallied a total of 245 points to finish ninth in the 8K race course, which featured a total of 133 runners from various schools including NCAA and NAIA.  NCAA Division II Sioux Falls (S.D.) won the men's team title with 31 points.

Hoffman clocked a time of 25 minutes and 51.87 seconds to finish ninth-place.  It was his second 'Top 10' place finish this season (Hoffman placed 4th in the Herb Blakely Invitational on Sept. 14).  Michael Carson finished 57th in 27:54.03.  Steve Selchert recorded a time of 28:52.75 to earn an 80th-place finish.  Jared Sutton ran a time of 30:14.31 to finish 102nd.  Caleb Hemphill placed 104th in 30:34.72.

Sioux Falls won the women's team title with 45 points.  Dakota State did not field a complete team in the 5K meet, which featured 94 runners. 

Kayla Sveen placed 69th with a time of 21:58.99 for the Trojans.  Brooke Fritz finished 78th in 22:41.34.  Anastasis Gentles ran a time of 22:57.32 to earn 82nd place.  Victoria Sopko was 84th with a time of 23:11.59.

Dakota State will take a week off before returning back for their final regular-season meet.  The Trojans compete in the Mount Marty (S.D.) Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 26.  The women's race starts at 10:30 a.m. with the men's race to follow at 11:15 a.m. in Yankton, S.D.

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

 
 
 
  • Nov. 23 - Men's Cross Country @ NAIA Cross Country National Championships - No Team Score
  • Nov. 9 - Men's Cross Country @ North Star/Midlands Conferences Postseason Qualifying Meet - 2nd of 8
  • Oct. 26 - Men's Cross Country @ Mount Marty (S.D.) Invitational - 9th of 13
  • Oct. 12 - Men's Cross Country @ Briar Cliff (Iowa) Invitational - 9th of 12
  • Sep. 28 - Men's Cross Country @ Roy Griak Invitational - St. Paul, Minn. - 36th of 40
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