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Men's Cross Country - Sat, Sep. 10, 2016

September 10, 2016

MADISON, S.D. – Dakota State (S.D.) had three runners placed in the Top 30 – including a runner in the Top 10 – Saturday morning in the 14th Annual Herb Blakely Invitational at the Madison Country Club.  The Trojans finished fifth overall as a team with 113 points.  A total of 79 runners completed the men's 8K race.

Morningside (Iowa) cruised to the team title with 28 points.  Hastings (Neb.) edged NCAA Division II Northern State (S.D.) 80-88 for second place finish.  Wayne State (Neb.) was fourth with 105 points followed by Dakota State fifth and Briar Cliff (Iowa) sixth with 115 points.  Mount Marty (S.D.) finished seventh with 170 points.

Lucas Keifer of Hastings won the individual title with a time of 26 minutes, 32 seconds.

Braden Curnow was the top freshman runner in the race for the Trojans, recording a time of 27 minutes, 38 seconds.  Alex Derr placed 27th in 29 minutes, while his teammate Claudio Tejada was 30th in 29:06.

Michael Carson clocked a time of 29 minutes, 31 seconds to earn a 39th-place finish for DSU.  Cameron Harming was 41st in 29 minutes, 42 seconds followed by Maxwell Cruse with a 42nd-place finish in 29 minutes, 45 seconds.

Jonathan Lein added a 52nd place finish in 30 minutes, 47 seconds for Dakota State.  Caleb Hemphill was 55th in 31 minutes, 23 seconds.  Corey Hermann placed 58th in 31:27.

Dakota State will take a week off before returning back to action on Saturday, Sept. 24.  The Trojans are slated to run in the Roy Griak Invitational, hosted by NCAA Division I University of Minnesota.  The meet is scheduled to take place in Falcon Heights, Minn.

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

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