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Cross Country - Mon, Jun. 20, 2016

June 20, 2016


MADISON, S.D. – Fourth-year head coach Anthony Drealan and his Dakota State University (S.D.) cross country teams will be competing in five regular-season meets, the 2016 Trojan Cross Country's schedule has been released. 

DSU opens their 2016 season in the Augustana (S.D.) Twilight meet on Sept. 2 at the Yankton Trail Park in Sioux Falls.  This unique meet features over 1,000 runners from high school and collegiate levels in the Midwest area, running under the lights in the evening. 

The Trojans head back home on Sept. 10 as they host the annual Herb Blakely Invitational.  The women's race is scheduled to start at 10:30 a.m. with the men's to follow at 11:15 a.m.  The meet will be held at the Madison Country Club, west of Madison on highways 34 and 81.

Dakota State will take a week after before returning back to action on Sept. 24 in the Roy Griak Invitational in Falcon Heights, Minn.  The meet is hosted by NCAA Division I University of Minnesota with over 3,000 runners expected to attend the meet.

Following the Roy Griak meet, the Trojans travel to McCook Lake, S.D. to run in the Briar Cliff Invitational on Oct. 8.  DSU is slated to run in the final regular-season meet – Mount Marty (S.D.) Invitational – on Oct. 22 in Yankton.

The North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Cross Country Championships are set for Nov. 5 in Dickinson, N.D., hosted by Dickinson State (N.D.).  There is an automatic team bid to the NAIA Cross Country National Championships, which is scheduled for Nov. 19 in Charlotte, N.C.

The 2016 Dakota State University Cross Country schedule is listed below (please note the times are approximately – times subject to change):

2016 Dakota State University Trojan Cross Country Schedule




Time (CST)

Sept. 2

Augustana (S.D.) Twilight

Sioux Falls, S.D.

8 p.m.

Sept. 10

Herb Blakely Invitational

Madison, S.D.

10:30 a.m.

Sept. 24

Roy Griak Invitational

Falcon Heights, Minn.

10 a.m.

Oct. 8

Briar Cliff (Iowa) Invitational

McCook Lake, S.D.

10 a.m.

Oct. 22

Mount Marty (S.D.) Invitational

Yankton, S.D.

10:30 a.m.

Nov. 5

NSAA Cross Country Championships

Dickinson, N.D.

12 p.m.

Nov. 19

NAIA Cross Country National Championships

Charlotte, N.C.


Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director
  • Oct. 7 - Men's Cross Country @ Briar Cliff (Iowa) Invitational - 12th of 14 - recap - results
  • Sep. 23 - Men's Cross Country @ Roy Griak Invitational (University of Minnesota) - No Team Score - recap - results
  • Sep. 9 - Men's Cross Country @ Herb Blakely Invitational - 3rd of 4 - recap - results
  • Sep. 1 - Men's Cross Country @ Augustana (S.D.) Twilight Meet - 23rd of 26 - recap - results