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Men's Cross Country - Sat, Nov. 5, 2016

November 5, 2016

DICKINSON, N.D. – Five Dakota State (S.D.) runners placed in the Top 25 Saturday at the North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Men's Cross Country Championships at Heart River Golf Course, hosted by Dickinson State (N.D.).  The Trojans totaled 80 points in the men's 8K race, placing third overall as a team.  There were a total of 54 runners completed the race.

Dickinson State (N.D.) edged Waldorf (Iowa) 34-39 for the team title.  The Blue Hawks earned its second straight conference title and an automatic bid to the NAIA Nationals.

Matthew Young of Jamestown (N.D.) won the individual title for the second straight year, posting a time of 26 minutes, 4 seconds.

Dakota State was led by freshman Braden Curnow with a seventh-place finish with a personal record time of 26 minutes, 49 seconds.  As a result, he earned the North Star Athletic Association All-Conference honor by placing in the 'Top 10'.  Curnow is one place short for qualifying for the NAIA Men's Cross Country National Championship.

Mark Moeller added a 16th-place finish for the Trojans with a time of 28 minutes, 8 seconds, followed by Maxwell Cruse with a 17th-place finish in 28:09.  Michael Carson finished 18th with a season-best time of 28 minutes, 13 seconds for DSU.

Claudio Tejada recorded a time of 28 minutes, 15 seconds to place 22nd for Dakota State, followed by Alex Derr's 23rd place in 28:17.  Cameron Harming was 26th with a time of 28 minutes, 26 seconds.

Taylor Hauge posted a time of 29 minutes, 20 seconds to place 29th for DSU.  Caleb Hemphill ran a season-best time of 29:24 for a 31st place finish.  Jonathan Lein added a season-best time of 29:52 to finish 36th.  Corey Hermann ran a time of 30 minutes, 56 seconds to place 43rd.

Seniors Michael Carson, Taylor Hauge and Caleb Hemphill ran their final career collegiate cross country meet on Saturday for Dakota State.

The North Star Athletic Association Cross Country Championship meet ended Trojans' cross country season.

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

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