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CROSS COUNTRY: Bemidji State cracks top half of Roy Griak Invitational

The Bemidji State women’s cross country team powered into the top half of the field at the massive Roy Griak Invitational, taking 14th place among 30 teams in the Maroon division on Friday in St. Paul.

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ST. PAUL -- The Bemidji State women’s cross country team powered into the top half of the field at the massive Roy Griak Invitational, taking 14th place among 30 teams in the Maroon division on Friday in St. Paul.

Mary Goodwin was the top individual for the Beavers, clocking a 23:55.9 finish in the six-kilometer race and placing 42nd among 382 runners.

Next in line for BSU, Alexis Erickson placed 69th with a time of 24:23.1, and Maggie McCarthy was 109th in 25:04.2. Rounding out Bemidji State’s scorers, Nadia Vaughn was 172nd in 25:48.0, and Carol Miller was seconds behind at 25:50.5 to place 176th.

A number of other Beavers also competed but didn’t contribute to the team score. They were Abby Syverson (241st, 26:50.1), Lily Johnson (252nd, 27:03.6), Zoey Mills (254th, 27:04.8), Gwendoline Yuoso (277th, 27:30.8), Molly Saboo (304th, 28:07.5), Callie Ressler (341st, 29:41.9) and Josie Aitken (349th, 30:07.4).

BSU tallied 449 points as a team to place 14th, a score that also had them seventh among 13 NSIC schools.

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Minnesota Duluth won the meet with 65 points, while Winona State was a close second at 88 points. WSU’s Lindsay Cunningham won the race with a time of 21:05.6.

Bemidji State will return to the course for the Jimmie Invite, held on Oct. 7 in Jamestown, N.D.

Team Results (Top 10)

1-Minnesota Duluth 65; 2-Winona State 88; 3-Wisconsin-La Crosse 114; 4-Michigan Tech 132; 5-Sioux Falls 159; 6-U-Mary 177; 7-Minnesota State 178; 8-Indiana Wesleyan 222; 9-Northern Michigan 285; 10-Central College 295; 14-Bemidji State 449.

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