MADISON, S.D. - Dakota State cross country teams, under the guidance of first-year head coach Anthony Drealan, have announced their 2013 schedule on Tuesday. The Trojans will run in five regular-season meets, including a home meet in September.
Dakota State kicks off the 2013 cross country season when they travel to Sioux Falls, S.D. to compete in the Augustana Twilight meet on Sept. 6. They will be running under the lights with the women's meet starting at 8:30 p.m. and men's meet to follow at 9 p.m.
The Trojans will be at home on Sept. 14 as they host the Herb Blakely (former long-time DSU cross country head coach) Invitational. The women's race begins at 10:30 a.m. with the men's to follow at approximately 11:15 a.m. at the Madison Country Club.
Following the Herb Blakley meet, the Trojan runners will prep themselves for the famed Roy Griak Invitational (hosted by the University of Minnesota) on Sept. 28. This will be the 28th Annual of the Griak Invitational, which is one of the largest cross country meets in the nation featuring quality teams from NAIA and NCAA schools.
After the Griak Invitational, Dakota State heads to McCook Lake, S.D. to compete in the Briar Cliff Invitational on Oct. 12.
The Trojans will be attending the Mount Marty Invitational in their final regular-season meet on Oct. 26 in Yankton, S.D.
DSU, in their first year membership with the North Star Athletic Association (NSAA), will be competing in a postseason meet on Nov. 9. The location and time will be determined on a later date.
The 58th Annual Men's and 33rd Annual Women's NAIA Women's Cross Country National Championships will take place at the Rim Rock Farm in Lawrence, Kan. on Nov. 23. The national meet was held in Vancouver, Wash. for the last four years.
Below is the complete 2013 DSU cross country schedule:
|Sept. 6||Augustana (S.D.) Twilight||Sioux Falls, S.D.||8:30 p.m. - Women's
9 p.m. - Men's
|Sept. 14||Herb Blakely Invitational||Madison, S.D.||10:30 a.m. - Women's
11:15 a.m. - Men's
|Sept. 28||Roy Griak Invitational||St. Paul, Minn.||9:50 a.m. - Women's
11:30 a.m. - Men's
|Oct. 12||Briar Cliff (Iowa) Invitational||McCook Lake, S.D.||10 a.m. - Women's
10:45 a.m. - Men's
|Oct. 26||Mount Marty (S.D.) Invitational||Yankton, S.D.||10:30 a.m. - Women's
11:15 a.m. - Men's
|Nov. 9||Postseason Meet||TBD||TBD|
|Nov. 23||NAIA Cross Country National Championships||Lawrence, Kan.||10:30 a.m. - Men's
11:45 a.m. - Women's
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director