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Cross Country - Sat, Sep. 24, 2016

September 24, 2016

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Dakota State University women's and men's cross county teams returned back to action Saturday morning for the first time since Sept. 10.  The Trojans competed in the 31st Annual Roy Griak Invitational, hosted by NCAA Division I University of Minnesota at Les Bolstad Golf Course.  DSU was in the Maroon Division II Division race, featuring numerous schools from NCAA Division II and NAIA.

The women's 6K race kicked off Saturday morning with a total of 392 runners completed.  Karen Mayfield of Dakota State earned a 273rd-place finish with a time of 27 minutes, 50 seconds. 

DSU men's cross country team finished 37th overall out of 40 teams, finishing as the third-best North Star Athletic Association member in the race behind Waldorf (Iowa) and Dickinson State (N.D.).  The Trojans tallied 1,054 points, placing higher than NCAA Division II Minot State (N.D.) and NAIA's Grand View (Iowa) and Graceland (Iowa).

There were a total of 453 runners completed the 8K men's race.

Braden Curnow led Dakota State with a 187th place finish.  He clocked a time of 29 minutes, 1 seconds in the race.  Alex Derr added a 229th-place finish in 29 minutes, 19 seconds.

Mark Moeller ran a time of 30 minutes, 20 seconds to earn a 303rd place finish for the Trojans.  Cameron Harming was 319th with a time of 30 minutes, 35 seconds.  Maxwell Cruse recorded a 331st-place finish after running a time of 30 minutes, 51 seconds.

Jonathan Lein registered a 361st place finish in 31 minutes, 33 seconds for DSU.  Michael Carson placed 373rd in 31 minutes, 53 seconds followed by Caleb Hemphill with a 376th-place in 31 minutes, 57 seconds.  Claudio Tejada was 380th (32 minutes, 2 seconds), while Corey Hermann finished 396th in 32 minutes, 34 seconds.

Dakota State takes a week off before returning back to action on Saturday, Oct. 8.  The Trojans run in the Briar Cliff (Iowa) Invitational, located at Adams Homestead and Preserve in McCook Lake, S.D.

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

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