SAN MARCOS, Calif. - Senior Andy Coy (Hill City, S.D.) of Dakota State University produced a sixth-place finish Saturday at the Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) Cross Country Championship meet held at the Mangrum Track and Soccer Field Complex, hosted by Cal State San Marcos. The DSU men's team finished fifth as a team, while the Trojan women's placed sixth in the conference meet.
Coy recorded a time of 25 minutes and 34 seconds for a sixth-place finish. As a result, he earned an All-Conference honor for placing in the top 10.
Nic Penning placed 25th with a time of 27:16 in his final caeer collegiate cross country meet. Andy Quenzer, running in his final collegiate cross country race, finished 36th in 30:41. Taylor Hauge was 38th with a time of 30:59. Jared Sutton placed 43rd in 32:13. Jared Truman finished 44th in 32:30.
A total of 46 runners competed in the men's 8K race. DSU placed fifth with 110 points. No. 4 Cal State San Marcos claimed the men's team title with 24 points. No. 2 British Columbia finished second with 36 points. Ashford (Iowa) and Jamestown (N.D.) both scored 107 points in the meet.
Kayla Sveen finished 31st in the women's 5K race for the Trojans with a time of 21 minutes and seven seconds. Stephanie Uher finished her last collegiate career cross country meet and placed 35th in 21:31. Summer Bronson, in her last career cross country meet, recorded a 36th place finish with a time of 21:33. Brooke Fritz was 38th in 21:36. Anastasia Asimakopoulos placed 39th in 21:37. Amber Wiebenga finished 43rd in 22:32. Tara Ronke placed 46th with a time of 23:02.
Fifty total runners ran in the women's race. DSU finished sixth as a team with 144 points. No. 2 British Columbia won the team title by edging No. 1 Cal State San Marcos by the score of 25-38. Jamestown was third with 84 points. Ashford scored 123 points for a fourth-place finish. Johnson & Wales (Colo.) finished fifth with 140 points.
Coy will run in the NAIA Men's Cross Country National Championship meet on Saturday, Nov. 17. The national meet will be held at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Vancouver, Wash.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director