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WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY

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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 ninth at the NSIC Championships in Wayne, Neb. It’s the program’s highest finish at the conference meet since 2011, when they also took ninth.
All nine runners from the Bemidji State women’s cross country team ran to personal best times on Wednesday at the Bob Waxlax Invitational in Sauk Rapids.
Mary Goodwin placed ninth overall in 18:58.0, while Lexi Erickson was 12th in 19:09.3 to give the Beavers a pair of top-15 runners in the 5,000-meter race.
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 broke the program’s all-time record in the 4,000-meter race at the Dragon Twilight in Moorhead. Goodwin clocked a time of 14:26.66, which surpassed Ryne Prigge’s previous 2019 standard by 26 seconds.

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The Beavers received 81 points in the poll, which put them ahead of five schools in the rankings. Minot State (107 points) and St. Cloud State (105) just snuck in front of BSU and into the top 10.
Benjamin Baird is set to lead the program for the first time as the interim head coach. Bemidji State’s previous head coach Kevin Kean left in June to head the Tiffin University track and field program.
The Bemidji State track and field and cross country teams will have new leadership next season.

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