CROSS COUNTRY

Cross Country Results

Dakota State Invite

September 19, 2009

(Madison, South Dakota) Dordt College placed second in both the women's and men's divisions at the Dakota State Cross Country Invite at the Madison Golf and Country Club near Madison, South Dakota.

The hosts won both team races with a pair of 32's. Dordt's women were 21 points off the pace while the men had 58 and were 26 spots back.

Merissa Harkema and Michelle Steiger finished second and third overall with times of 19:41 and 19:56 over the 5,000 meter course. Harkema put up a stiff challenge for medalist honors as she was just over three seconds behind the winner, Stephanie Warnke of Dakota State. Rachel Werkhoven was 13th in 21:01.

The Defender men ran a tight pack with Brent Van Schepen taking seventh on the 8,000 meter course in 27:18 while David Christensen and Ryan Tholen were 11th and 12th respectively with times of 27:55 and 27:57. Eric Tudor was right there as well with a 13th place time of 28:00 and Josiah Luttjeboer was 15th in 28:10.

Dordt will run in their next competition at the Buena Vista Invite on Saturday, September 26 near Storm Lake, Iowa.

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