Cross Country - Thu, Jun. 30, 2011

MADISON, S.D. - Dakota State opens its 2011 women's and men's cross country schedule at home, hosting the Herb Blakely Invitational at the Madison Country Club on Sept. 17.  The women's race begins at 10 a.m. with the men's to follow.

After their home meet, Coach Mike Nekuda's squads head out on the road to St. Paul, Minn. on Sept. 24.  The Trojans participate in the competitive Roy Griak Invitational hosted by University of Minnesota that features numerous teams from the Midwest.

Dakota State will compete in the Briar Cliff Invitational at McCook Lake, S.D. on Oct. 8.

DSU's final regular season meet is on Oct. 22 as they compete in the Graphic Edge Invitational (hosted by Mount Marty) in Yankton, S.D.

As a member of the Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.), Dakota State will be competing in the regional independent meet on Nov. 5.  The site and location will be announced on a later date.

The 56th Annual Men's and 32nd Annual Women's Cross Country National Championships is held on Nov. 19.  The national meet will be held at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Vancouver, Wash.

2011 DSU Cross Country Schedule

Date Meet Location Time (CT)
Sept. 17 Herb Blakely Invitational (Dakota State) Madison, S.D. 10 a.m.
Sept. 24 Roy Griak Invitational (University of Minnesota) St. Paul, Minn. TBA
Oct. 8 Briar Cliff Invitational McCook Lake, S.D. TBA
Oct. 22 Graphic Edge Invitational (Mount Marty) Yankton, S.D. TBA
Nov. 5 A.I.I. Regional Independent Meet TBA TBA
Nov. 19 NAIA Cross Country National Championships Vancouver, Wash. TBA

 Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

  • Nov. 5 - Men's Cross Country @ North Star Athletic Association Cross Country Championship - 3rd of 6 - recap - results
  • Oct. 22 - Men's Cross Country @ Mount Marty (S.D.) Invitational - 6th of 11 - recap - results
  • Oct. 8 - Men's Cross Country @ Briar Cliff (Iowa) Invitational - 11th of 14 - recap - results
  • Sep. 24 - Men's Cross Country @ Roy Griak Invitational (University of Minnesota) - 37th of 40 - recap - results
  • Sep. 10 - Men's Cross Country @ Herb Blakely Invitational - 5th of 7 - recap - results
  • Sep. 2 - Men's Cross Country @ Augustana (S.D.) Twilight Meet - 18th of 22 - recap - results