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CROSS COUNTRY: Bemidji State cracks top 25 at Central Regionals

The Bemidji State women’s cross country team staged a top-25 finish at the Central Regionals on Saturday, in Joplin, Mo.

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JOPLIN, Mo. -- The Bemidji State women’s cross country team staged a top-25 finish at the Central Regionals on Saturday, in Joplin, Mo.

The Beavers placed 25th of 35 teams with 706 points, which also put them 10th among NSIC competition.

Mary Goodwin led the way for BSU by placing 78th in the field of 233 runners. She clocked a finish of 22:31.6 on the 6,000-meter course, moving up seven spots in the final half of the race.

Maggie McCarthy followed suit for Bemidji State in 137th place with a 23:39.0 mark, while Lexi Erickson (153rd, 23:54.6), Nadia Vaughn (170th, 24:24.0) and Zoey Mills (171st, 24:27.7) rounded out the team score.

Carol Miller (173rd, 24:29.0) and Lily Johnson (197th, 25:24.2) also ran for Bemidji State.

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Augustana won the team competition with 62 team points, well ahead of second-place Pittsburg State’s 120. Winona State’s Lindsay Cunningham won medalist honors in 19:34.8.

Team Results (Top 10)

1-Augustana 62; 2-Pittsburg State 120; 3-Minnesota State 127; 4-Nebraska-Kearney 146; 5-Winona State 151; 6-Minnesota Duluth 154; 7-Northwest Missouri State 155; 8-Rogers State 217; 9-Sioux Falls 264; 10-Fort Hays State 266; 25-Bemidji State 706.

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