Bison Men and Women Run Well at UND
Published: Monday, October 15, 2012
Updated: Monday, October 15, 2012 16:10
Women’s Cross Country
The NDSU women’s cross country team took part in the UND Ron Pynn Invitational at the Ray Richards Golf Course in Grand Forks Saturday. With only 52 seconds separating the first and fifth runners of the pack, NDSU went on to maintain five of the top nine finishes in the event.
Placing at an overall second in the 5k race was junior Heidi Peterson with a season best time of 17:37.7. Finishing at No. 2 and placing No. 3 overall was freshman Brecca Wahlund, who finished with a time of 17:44.8. Placing fifth was junior Maddie McClellan at 17:55.9; placing sixth was sophomore Abbi Aspengren at 17:57.0; placing ninth was freshman Tarin Lachwitzer at 18:29.0. Eight of the nine runners recorded season-best performances on Saturday who had participated in the 5k run beforehand this season.
With the University of Mary, University of Manitoba, and Minot State competing in the Invitational, the Bison women topped UND by a 17-41 margin, obtaining a Division 1 team title.
Men’s Cross Country
The men’s cross country team also took part in the UND Ron Pynn Invitational in Grand Forks. With an 18-40 win over UND, five Bison runners finished eighth or better overall within 13 seconds of each other.
Sophomore Brett Kelly led the Bison pack, placing third overall with a season-best 8k time of 26:11.8. Taking fourth was freshman Bryon Schuldt, finishing with a season-best time of 26:14.4; freshman Brendan Skime took sixth with his season-best time of 26:18.6; and junior Moses Heppner took seventh, giving him season-best time, as well, at 26:22.2; sophomore Grady Anderson placed eighth, finishing at a time of 26:24.7.
Both men and women will be back in action on October 27 in Rochester, Michigan where they will compete in the Summit League Championships, hosted by Oakland University.