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CROSS COUNTRY: Beavers win Greenwood Run

BEMIDJI -- Bemidji State sophomore Emily Turner didn't waste any time getting her and the BSU cross country season going, as her time of 16 minutes, 49 seconds, paced the field and guided the Beavers to a first place finish at the Greenwood Run Friday.

The event, hosted by BSU at Greenwood Golf Course, saw three different teams represented and 18 total individuals compete. The Beavers finished first with a team time of 1:29:46, to edge Wisconsin-Superior's time of 1:30:47.

Turner set her pace and never turned back, winning the event by 42 seconds. Freshman Nikki Szech came in third with a time of 17:36, while junior Emily Paguin posted a fifth place finish with a time of 18:01.

Also contributing to the overall team time were Jolynne Denman with a time of 18:36 (10th) and Nicole Crummy with a time of 18:41 (11th).

Next up for the Beavers is the Randy Smith Invitational Sept. 13 in Glyndon, Minn. beginning at 5 p.m.