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Cross Country - Tue, May 30, 2017

May 30, 2017

MADISON, S.D. – Dakota State (S.D.) will be running in five regular-season cross country meets this coming fall, the 2017 Trojan Cross Country schedule announced Tuesday.  Anthony Drealan will be entering his fifth season as DSU Cross Country Head Coach.

The Trojan women's and men's squads will be kicking off their 2017 campaign in Sioux Falls, S.D. on Sept. 2.  They will be running in the annual premier prime-time cross country meet – the Augustana (S.D.) Twilight at Yankton Trail Park.  The prime-time meet features over 1,000 runners ranging from high school to all collegiate levels in the Midwest region, running under the lights during the evening hours.

Dakota State returns home on Sept. 9 for the annual Herb Blakely Invitational.  The women's race starts at 10:30 a.m. with the men's race to follow at 11:15 a.m.  The home cross country meet will be held at the Madison Country Club, which is located west of Madison on Highways 34 and 81. 

DSU's cross country teams will be holding their Parents' Night during Trojan Football's home game versus Mayville State (N.D.) on Sept. 16 with a kick-off starting at 6 p.m.

Dakota State returns back to running action in the Roy Griak Invitational in Falcon Heights, Minn. on Sept. 23.  The meet is hosted by NCAA Division I University of Minnesota with over 3,000 runners expected to attend this cross country meet.

Dakota State continues their action on the road on Oct. 7 in McCook Lake, S.D. for the Briar Cliff (Iowa) Invitational.  The Trojans conclude their regular-season with a cross country meet – the Mount Marty (S.D.) Invitational – in Yankton, S.D. on Oct. 21.

The North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Cross Country Championships are set for Nov. 4 in La Crosse, Wis., hosted by Viterbo (Wis.).  There is an automatic team bid from the North Star conference to the NAIA Cross Country National Championships, which is scheduled for Nov. 18 in Vancouver, Wash.

The 2017 Dakota State University Cross Country schedule is listed below (please note the times are approximately – times subject to change):

2017 Dakota State University Trojan Cross Country Schedule




Time (CST)

Sept. 1

Augustana (S.D.) Twilight

Sioux Falls, S.D.

7:30 p.m.

Sept. 9

Herb Blakely Invitational

Madison, S.D.

10:30 a.m.

Sept. 16

Parents' Night during Trojan Football Game

Trojan Field

6 p.m.

Sept. 23

Roy Griak Invitational

Falcon Heights, Minn.

10 a.m.

Oct. 7

Briar Cliff (Iowa) Invitational

McCook Lake, S.D.

10 a.m.

Oct. 21

Mount Marty (S.D.) Invitational

Yankton, S.D.

10:30 a.m.

Nov. 4

NSAA Cross Country Championships

La Crosse, Wis.

11 a.m.

Nov. 18

NAIA Cross Country National Championships

Vancouver, Wash.

1 p.m.

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