Cross Country Results

September 12, 2009

(Sioux Falls, South Dakota)

Saturday, September 19 at Dakota State Invite in Madison, South Dakota

The Dordt College Defender cross country teams both earned fourth place finishes at the Sioux Falls Invite run at Yankton Trails in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The Dordt women totaled 105 points and the men had 106. Both fields had eight teams with Concordia sweeping the men's race with an 18 point total and 29 in the women's.

Dordt's women were led by freshman Merissa Harkema who covered the 5,000 meter course in 19:17. Michelle Steiger placed ninth and had a 19:35. Dordt's men were topped by Brent Van Schepen with a 26:36 and David Christensen had a 27:22 in a 21st place finish. Ryan Tholen was right behind him in 22nd with a time of 27:24.

Dordt will next run at the Dakota State Invite in Madison, South Dakota on Saturday, September 19.

Complete results can be found at

For more information, please contact Mike Byker, Sports Information Director, at or (712) 722-6301.