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Men's Cross Country - Sat, Nov. 7, 2015

November 7, 2015


MADISON, S.D. – The Dakota State University (S.D.) men's cross country team finished sixth in the North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Cross Country Championship meet on a beautiful day Saturday morning at Madison Country Club. 

Dickinson State (N.D.) won the team title with 24 points, earning an automatic bid to the NAIA national cross country meet on Nov. 21.  Waldorf (Iowa) was second with 71 points, followed by Jamestown (N.D.) third with 90 points.  Viterbo (Wis.) was fourth with 92 points.  Valley City State (N.D.) placed fifth with 121 points while the Trojans finished sixth with 125 points.

A total of 52 runners completed the men's 8K race.

Jared Sutton came on strong near the finish line for the Trojans, finishing 12th in his final career collegiate cross country meet.  He finished with a time of 28 minutes, 36 seconds, just two places short for making to NSAA Men's Cross Country All-Conference team.

Michael Carson placed 18th clocking a time of 28 minutes, 36 seconds for the Trojans.  Claudio Tejada followed up with a 20th-place in 29 minutes, 8 seconds.

Caleb Hemphill ran a time of 32 minutes, 30 seconds for Dakota State.  Jared Truman, running in his final collegiate cross country meet, was 42nd with a time of 32:49.

Dallas Fernau was 50th with a time of 34:16 for Dakota State.

Truman was honored in the NSAA Cross Country Championship Awards Ceremony at DSU Fieldhouse as the Champions of Character recipient.

The North Star Athletic Association conference meet ended Trojans' cross country season.

Champions of Character award - Victoria Sopko (women), Jared Truman (men)

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

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