Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Team Run to Stanford
Published: Monday, October 1, 2012
Updated: Monday, October 1, 2012 16:10
The North Dakota State men’s and women’s cross country team had a run at the Stanford Invitational. The NDSU men’s team placed 21st out of 29 teams, and the women’s team placed 7th out of 29 teams.
Brett Kelly the North Dakota State sophomore led the men’s cross country team on Saturday morning at the Stanford Invitational with a time of 26:19 and placed 111th overall in the 8k race. The bison men finished 21st out of a total of 29 teams.
Byron Schuldt a freshman ran a time of 26:25 and placed 124th, Schuldt was the number two finisher for the Bison men. Moses Heppner a junior ran a time of 26:36, freshman teammate Brendan Skime ran a time of 26:46, and sophomore teammate Grady Anderson finished out the scoring for the Bison with a time of 27:28. Josh Hints tied teammate Anderson’s time at 27:28.
Three runners from the Bison posted season best 8k times at the Invitational, they were, Kelly, Schuldt, and Heppner. Winning the Invitational was the home team Stanford with a total of 34 points. The NDSU men’s cross country team will be back in motion on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the North Dakota Invitational in Grand Forks.
The NDSU women’s cross country team had a extraordinary race this Saturday at the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, California. NDSU women’s team earned a 7th place team finish out of a total of 29 teams at the Stanford Invitational on the 29th of September.
Brecca Wahlund the redshirt freshman from the NDSU women’s team led the Bison team with a good time of 21:16, putting her in 16th place overall in the 6k race. The freshman has only ran three races in her young collegiate career and has been the top performer for the Bison each three races.
Right behind Wahlund was junior teammate Heidi Peterson with a time of 21:38 and a 20th place finish. Abbi Aspengren a sophomore ran a time of 21:55 with a place of 38th, Maddie McClellan ran a time of 22:26 time with a place of 78th, freshman Train Lachowitzer and senior teammate, Faith Kruchowski both ran a time of 22:31. Kruchowski finished 87th, and Lachowitzer finished right behind her in 88th place.
The Bison women beat up on some Pac-12 schools including USC and California. But the 7th place finish could’ve been a little sweeter! But there was an unfortunate moment that happened for the women’s team. Maddie McClellan became physically ill and had to stop the race but then rejoined the race. The delay likely cost the Bison around 40 points and at least two spots in the team race.
Head coach of the NDSU cross country team, Ryun Godfrey stated, “I am proud of how the girls ran today.” He also claimed, “It was unfortunate that Maddie had to stop 700 meters from the finish to throw up. However, she jumped back in the race after getting sick and finished. That is a testament to her toughness.” The Bison will be back in motion on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the North Dakota Invitational in Grand Forks.
Quotes courtesy of GoBison.com